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Democrats wary of wage hike On Quinn’s proposal: Jacobs says not now; Smiddy has no position yet BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

Gov. Pat Quinn wants to increase the minimum wage by $1.75 an hour, to $10, but two area Democratic state lawmakers are not ready to go along just yet. State Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale, was busy Monday and had a campaign aide respond when

a reporter called about the issue. The aide, Ben Head, said Smiddy didn’t have a position on the minimum wage increase yet and needs to do “a lot of State Rep. additional research.” Mike Smiddy Smiddy’s fellow Democrat, Sen. Mike Jacobs of East

Moline, said that on the whole, he favors the minimum wage going up, not down. “We should always be striving to make things better for people,” said Jacobs, State Sen. whose district includes Mike Jacobs Whiteside County. “As far as increasing it now, we should

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be slow to that. We should allow the economy to recover. “We have to be realistic. You can’t make the minimum wage so high that employers can’t afford to pay it.” Rep. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, said he supports maintaining the current minimum.

The minimum wage around the Midwest: Illinois $8.25 Ohio $7.85 Michigan $7.40 Missouri $7.35 Minnesota $7.25 Indiana $7.25 Iowa $7.25 Wisconsin $7.25

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Sterling schools to make exit case District wants out of special ed co-op BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

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Big ag issues outlined in first meeting of Kinzinger committee BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 570

U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, says it’s important for legislators to know what they don’t know. That was one reason, he says, that he has been working for several months to put together an Agriculture Advisory Committee in his 16th Congressional District, which includes Lee, Ogle and Bureau counties. “I have family that has been

involved in farming, but I’m not a farmer,” he said. “I wanted to bring different kinds of farmers together, so they can tell me what’s U.S. Rep. Adam on their mind Kinzinger and educate me.” The committee will serve as a forum for Kinzinger to hear directly from his ag constituents about how policy issues are affecting them. Producers from all 14

counties in the 16th District have been chosen to serve as representatives for their neighboring farmers. It is hoped there soon will be 20 to 25 farmers on the panel. The committee met for the first time Dec. 19 in Ottawa. The launch of the committee would appear to be well-timed, considering the importance of many ag-related issues up for debate in Washington. Farmers still are waiting for a new farm bill, and opti-

mism is building that one will soon emerge. Earlier this week, leaders of the Senate and House agriculture committees said they were close to announcing a multi-year bill. A few loose ends remain on a proposal to cut $9 billion in food stamp funding, and some disagreement lingers about dairy price supports and a catfish inspection agency that has yet to evaluate a fish. FARMERS CONTINUED ON A7

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Students return to school after flooding Top two floors of St. Mary’s School still can’t be used BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 570

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School on Monday after flooding from a broken sprinkler system pipe had closed the school for 3 days. The pipe broke about noon last Tuesday, when students were already home because of the severe weather conditions. A secretary was the only person at the school when the pipe broke and sent water down a stairwell.

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Although the kids were back in school Monday, their day was anything but normal. The school’s 180 students in grades prekindergarten through eighth grade were confined to the first floor and basement. The second and third floors are still off-limits for what could be a couple of weeks. “Floors two and three are

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still being cleaned,” said Jeannie Ramos, the school’s office manager and bookkeeper. “The electrical has all been checked out, but the elevator repairman is still there.” All of the classes are being held on the first floor and in six previously unused classrooms in the lower level. RETURN CONTINUED ON A4

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STERLING – A panel today will hear the Sterling school district’s request to leave a cooperative for special education services, which the district hopes will save money. The cooperative includes 10 other districts in Whiteside and Carroll counties – six of which voted against letting Sterling leave; the others supported the move. Tonight, the boards for the Whiteside and Carroll-Stephenson-Jo Daviess regional boards of education will meet to hear Sterling’s case. The boards may decide the issue at the end of the meeting. It is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Sterling High School library. The meeting will start with public comment, with each person getting up to 2 minutes to speak. After public comments, Sterling school officials will present their case to the regional boards, followed by representatives of the Bi-County Special Education Cooperative. For Sterling to prevail, it will need a two-thirds vote of the boards’ members, said Bob Sondgeroth, Whiteside County’s regional superintendent. STERLING CONTINUED ON A2

To attend The Whiteside and CarrollStephenson-Jo Daviess regional boards of education meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the Sterling High School library, 1608 Fourth Ave. Call the Whiteside County Regional Office of Education at 815-625-1495 for more information.

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“We have one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation,� Demmer said in a text message. “The minimum wage only matters if you can first find a job. We shouldn’t make it harder for businesses to hire.� But he said the state should look at the minimum wage periodically and compare it to the level of inflation and other states’ minimum wages “to ensure we remain fair and competitive.� State Sen. Tim Bivins, R-Dixon, couldn’t be reached for comment. Both Head, Smiddy’s spokesman, and Jacobs noted that neighboring Iowa has a lower minimum wage – $7.25, the national rate – than does Illinois’ $8.25. “A lot of cities and communities are being aggressive in poaching Illinois business,� Jacobs said. “I’m cognizant that I live right on the border. There is a perception on the border that Illinois is

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He said he hoped the boards would make their decision tonight. If they don’t, they must vote within 10 days. “People who will be affected will need to know,� Sondgeroth said. “To have them hang for another week or two doesn’t do

anyone any good.� Second, it’s hard to get the regional boards together, he said. “I don’t know whether we could get the same people together in 10 days, with some from as far away as Galena,� Sondgeroth said. If Sterling exits, the cooperative says, its remaining members will likely see their costs rise by 12 percent. Sterling is

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ROCK FALLS – Elevator parts are the next and – with a little luck – last hurdle to be cleared in getting 63 elderly and disabled residents of Civic Plaza II back into their apartments. A frozen sprinkler system pipe burst and flooded the five-story building Jan. 4, forcing the evacuation of the residents. Some are staying with family and friends, while others still are at two Rock Falls hotels. Plans to move the residents back in last Friday were thwarted by a water line break early that morning. The latest water line problem was caused by the thawing of the pipes that came with the higher temperatures, Civic Plaza II Man-

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Clean-up continues Monday at Civic Plaza II in Rock Falls, but the only thing that seems to be standing in the way of its 63 residents moving back in is the arrival of parts for the complex’s elevators. ager Tatum Eckstein said If all goes according to Monday. plan, the elevators could “The good news is there be fixed today or Wedneshas been no more water in day. The elevators are the building since Friday older, however, making it morning,� Eckstein said. more difficult to find the The bad news is that the needed parts. elevators aren’t working. As soon as the elevators The latest flooding hit the are working, the residents first floor and elevator will be able to return to shaft. their apartments. “Friday’s water redam“There is some restoraaged everything with the tion work that will go on, elevators and flooded the but it’s things like drywall control room,� Eckstein repair that can be done said. while the residents are

there,� Eckstein said. The evacuation process was a complex emergency situation that went smoothly because of the cooperation of many agencies and individuals in the community. Bringing the residents back to their homes should be much simpler, according to Karen Nelson, disaster action team leader for Lincolnland Red Cross. “Once we know the day, we just have to call Self Help for the wheelchair residents,� Nelson said. “Some have their own cars, and we might only use one bus.� When the residents were evacuated, they brought only a few clothing items and their medications, Nelson said. While the Red Cross contributed mightily to the evacuation efforts, Nelson doesn’t expect to play a big role in the residents’ return. “They should have all their basics when they get back,� Nelson said. “I don’t anticipate us having to do much unless it’s on a case-by-case basis.�

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than $1 million for 17th Dist. rematch Rival Schilling has yet to file fundraising totals BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos has given few details about how she is raising money for her re-election bid this year. Whatever her method, she says it’s working. On Monday, the East Moline Democrat announced in a news release that she raised $1.1 million last year. “Our grassroots campaign is humbled to have the strong support of so many across our region of Illinois,� campaign manager Jeremy Jansen said in the release. In 2012, Bustos beat then-Rep. Bobby Schilling, R-Colona, who had served one term representing the 17th Congressional District, which includes Whiteside and Carroll counties. In early July, Schilling announced he would seek to regain his former seat. In response to that news, Bustos’ representatives said they were focused on the issues, “not an election that is over a year away.� At that point, Bustos, a former newspaper reporter and East Moline alderman, had pulled in more than $400,000 for her 2014 campaign. Incumbents often call potential donors from lists compiled by party organizations. In an August interview, Bustos said members of Congress get their lists from different sources, but she wouldn’t identify where she receives hers. She also wouldn’t

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give information about her fundraising events. “My family has given me money,� she said. “My former boss has given me money.� Previous reports, though, indicated she received much of her money from other sources. A detailed report for the last quarter of her fundraising wasn’t on the Federal Election Commission website as of Monday afternoon. According to her news release, Bustos’ campaign has about $820,000 cash on hand. It got $327,316 over the last 3 months of the year. The release compared that to Schilling’s fundraising in 2011, the year before his re-election bid. Schilling had $612,000 cash on hand and $219,955 in the last quarter that year. Jon Schweppe, spokesman for Schilling’s campaign, said the campaign would have its report out later this month. The reporting deadline is Jan. 31. “Cheri Bustos is pretty good at fundraising from Washington lobbyists and special interests,� Schweppe said. “She raises money from PACs and gets money from Chicago, San Francisco and Washington. When Bobby Schilling was the incumbent, we generated a lot of money from inside the district.� Jansen, Bustos’ campaign manager, couldn’t be reached for comment.

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STERLING – Phones at Sterling High School and in the district office are working again. They were out of order part of the day Friday and were down again Monday, secretary Cindy Brown said.

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OBITUARIES Nancy A. Gebhardt STERLING – Nancy A. Gebhardt of Sterling died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Nancy was born Dec. 30, 1936, in Sterling, the daughter of Ralph and Olive (Wolf) Kosier. She married Ray Gebhardt on Nov. 28, 1954, in Sterling, and they recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. Nancy was a member of Y Wives. She enjoyed sewing and crafts, and was an avid Milledgeville Missiles fan of her four grandsons. Survivors include her husband, Ray; one daughter, Le-Anne (Gary) Nye of Chadwick; one son, Craig (Kim) Gebhardt of Milledgeville; two sisters, Phyllis Alderfer of Sterling and Jeanne Kosier of Morrison; one sisterin-law, Darold Kosier of Niles, Mich.; four

grandchildren, Jarod (Corinne) Nye of Milledgeville, Troy (Diana) Boutin of Clarksville, Tenn., Josh (Carrie Ebens) Nye of Oregon, and Trent (Kate Wiersema) Gebhardt of Milledgeville; and three great-grandchildren, Connor, Spencer, and Bramley Nye. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Gary Kosier; one brother-in-law, Glenn Alderfer; and one granddaughter, Amy Nye in infancy. The funeral was Monday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling, following a 10:30 a.m. prayer service at the funeral home. A memorial has been established. Visit www.schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

Mary E. Dempster MENDOTA – Mary Elizabeth Dempster, 96, of Mendota, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at her home. She was born Nov. 15, 1917, in Sterling, to Marie (Seidel) and James Kane. She graduated from Catholic Community High School in Sterling, where she later attended business school. During World War II, Mary worked as a secretary with the Chicago Ordnance District. After the death of her father in 1944, she returned to her hometown of Sterling, where she met Robert W. Dempster after he returned from serving in the war. They were married on Oct. 17, 1946, at St. Mary Church in Sterling. Mary focused on supporting Bob, raising their children, and community involvement, as Bob’s banking career took the family to Dwight and Piper City before they arrived in Mendota in 1965. In the early 1970s, she volunteered with the Mendota Migrant Council, obtaining grants for the first migrant summer school program in Mendota. Later, she worked as office manager for Agricultural Building Co. She was a member of Holy Cross Church, Mendota Community Hospital Auxiliary, and

Mendota Elks Lodge. Mary was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, a bridge enthusiast, and a strong supporter of Catholic education. She will long be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with friends and family. Survivors include her son, James (Diana) Dempster of Mequon, Wis.; her daughters, Marcia Hogan of Chicago and Jean Dempster of South China, Maine; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; her brother, Frank (Ann) Kane; and two sisters, Joan (John) Golick and Sister Rita Kane. She was preceded in death by her husband; her son, Richard Dempster; her son-in-law, Michael Hogan; her sister, Margaret Kane; and three brothers, Joe, John, and Charles Kane. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Merritt Funeral Home in Mendota. A Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Church in Mendota, with the Rev. Fredi Gomez Torres officiating. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Mendota. Memorials may be directed to Holy Cross School in Mendota and Illinois Valley Hospice in Peru.

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The school is actually two buildings that are connected, which has come in handy, Ramos said. “We still have the gym for PE classes, the cafeteria, and the library is OK,� she said. Another big change for students is that they won’t be able to move around as much as they are used to. “We’re trying to make sure the kids are staying put, so the teachers are floating from classroom to classroom,� Ramos said. Ramos said students

seemed glad to be back and had adjusted well to all of the changes. “The kids have been great,� she said. “They looked at it as an adventure, and many said they thought it was cool.� Not so cool is all the work that still must go into fixing and cleaning everything. Complicating matters is the amount of work the cleaning services are juggling, as the recent weather-related disasters have piled up. “We’re using Supreme [Cleaners Inc.] out of Dixon, and they have been busy at so many other places in the last couple weeks,� Ramos said. Bob Mezo has run that Dixon cleaning and res-

OKLAHOMA – William Steven Giles, 76, of Oklahoma, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at his home. Bill was born April 23, 1937, in Dixon, the son of Herman and Ruth (Pope) Giles. He graduated from Polo Community High School. He was a proud veteran of the Air Force. Bill was married to Annette Marie Dunphy on Feb. 17, 1977. Bill had a successful career, including more than 30 years with IBM in Chicago and Poughkeepsie, N.Y., before moving to Oklahoma and working with EMC and Decision One. Bill loved his family, especially his grandchildren, his friends, technology, history, and reading. Bill is survived by his children, Mike Kuhlow, Kathy (Tom) Collier, John (Kristin) Kuhlow, and Colleen (Tony) Wilson; his eight grandchildren, Elisabeth, Ben, Daniel,

Lucas, Jack, Nicholas, Camilla, and Sydney; his sister, Ann Lois (Bruce) James; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and his sisters, Sandra Hendershot and Betty Herbig. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday and the funeral at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Polo Church of the Brethren, 401 S. Congress Ave. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery in Polo. Polo Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. Visit www.polofamilyfuneralhome.com to send condolences. “That we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.� – Helen Keller

Jerrold E. Schroeder Clarice A. Cummins HAYWARD, Wis. – Clarice A. Cummins, 93, of Hayward, Wis., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Golden LivingValley of Hayward Nursing Home. Clarice Adair Stafford was born Dec. 13, 1920, in Eau Claire, Wis., the daughter of Stanford and Lucille Stafford. She moved with her family to Dixon, where she attended high school. Shortly after graduation, she was joined in marriage to Victor Bally. Clarice enjoyed writing poems, and had several of her writings published in magazines. One of her poems also was made into a play. Besides writing, she enjoyed painting, making dolls and studying genealogy. In the early 1950s, Clarice was joined in marriage to Wendell Harris. Clarice and Wendell were married for 24 years before his passing in 1992. On Nov. 6, 1993, Clarice was

married to Harold Cummins in Trego, Wis. Clarice is survived by her three children, Lynne Schriner of Hayward, Wis., Carol Bond of Aurora, and Wendell Harris Jr. of Toluca; one stepson, Donald Cummins of Indiana; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her three husbands; two sisters, June Mangan and Juanita Lybarger; one brother, Edward Stafford; and one grandson. The funeral was Jan. 4 at at First Lutheran Church in Hayward, Wis. Interment was at Earl Cemetery in Springbrook, Wis. Casketbearers were Ryan Schriner, Ray Austin, Wendell “Kip� Harris, Carl Howardson, and Rich Gary. Visit www.andersonnathan.com to send condolences.

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toration business for 30 years. He said this stretch ranks among the busiest he has experienced. Supreme crews have been working 7 days a week, and still have had to turn down jobs, he said. “We have seen lots of frozen water pipes jobs, but I don’t recall it being this cold for this long,� Mezo said. “I’ve never seen this many frozen pipes at one time.� While he said last spring’s flooding had his staff of 15 much busier, the winter jobs pose their own unique challenges. “We dried out more than 100 homes from the flooding, so that was much worse,� Mezo said.

“In the winter, though, you’re fighting the elements and hauling heavy equipment around on ice.� The St. Mary’s job was a tough one that took 12 of his crew and several others from the school, Mezo said. “It’s very labor-intensive work,� he said. “You usually have to remove ceilings and walls.� Principal Rebecca Schmitt said the insurance company was there right away to start assessing the damage, but that will require teachers to get back into their rooms to take inventory. One of the hardest-hit areas was the school’s computer lab.

MORRISON – Jerrold E. Schroeder, 63, of Morrison, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at his home. He worked at GE in Morrison. Jerrold was born Oct. 1, 1950, in Morrison, the son of Edwin C. and Harriett M. (Bielema) Schroeder. He served in the Army with the 1st Cavalry as a machine gunner during the Vietnam War. Survivors include two sisters, Leah (Gary) Gerhard of Midland, Texas, and Colleen Skarin of Albany; two brothers, Stephan (Nancy) Schroeder of Mandan, N.D., and Harlan (Pam) Schroeder of Morrison; and several nieces and nephews.

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DIXON – Police say they have positively identified the two people accused of illegally using a debit card several times in July. Police say it worked to ask the public for help in identifying the man and woman seen in two blurry securitycamera photographs taken during the summer at an ATM. Police issued a news release last week and posted the photographs to social media, which led to the identification of the suspects. But police said they wouldn’t release the names publicly until they completed their investigation.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one nephew; and one brotherin-law, Aldy Skarin. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Ken Renkes, director of congregational care at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison, officiating. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. Memorials have been established to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Morrison Food Pantry. Visit www.bosmarenkes.com to send condolences.

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STERLING – Funding to open a federal prison in Thomson is in writing and on file. Now, all that stands in the way is approval by the House and Senate. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, said in news releases Monday funding to activate the Thomson Correctional Facility is included in the Omnibus Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2014, which was

filed in the House and Senate earlier in the day. Though the bill does not detail how funding would be spent, Durbin and Bustos expressed confidence that funding for the Thomson facility’s activation remains a top priority for the Obama administration. As recently as November, Charles Samuels, the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, repeated his intention to make the Thomson facility fully operational. Citing overcrowding at high-security

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activity that was promised when Thomson prison was built over a decade ago,� Durbin said in a release. “Once this legislation is passed by Congress and signed into law, Congresswoman Bustos and I will hold the Bureau of Prisons to their commitment to opening Thomson prison as soon as possible.� Bustos said the prison opening would be “an economic boon for our region of Illinois.� “I’m encouraged that this bipartisan legislation will help fund the account that could spur the activation of Thomson prison,� Bustos said. “I’ll continue to work closely with Senator Durbin and the Fed-

eral Bureau of Prisons to ensure this job-creating facility remains on track to open.� The full activation of Thomson prison is expected to take 3 years at a cost of $25 million for upgrades and renovations, and approximately $170 million for equipment and staffing. The state built the 1,600-cell, maximumsecurity prison a decade ago, then decided it couldn’t afford to run it. It had been looking for a buyer for years. The federal government bought it last fall. The prison is expected to bring 1,100 jobs and $200 million in annual economic impact to the area.

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Illinois State Police officials insist a full state review will assure that permits don’t land in the hands of those who shouldn’t have them. And with 90 days to do the job after the 30-day window closes for local law enforcement agencies to make their objections, the agency has far more time than its counterparts in some other states, including Pennsylvania, where law enforcement has 45 days to investigate, and Wisconsin, where the state has 21 days. But local law enforcement officials say they were not given the resources for a task that was supposed to provide an extra safeguard: a 30-day window to ferret out applicants who might meet the state standards but have something in their backgrounds that could render their applications too risky to approve. State Police received millions of dollars to do the background checks. In Wisconsin, the state Justice Department also received additional funding. In Illinois, local agencies were not given any more money.

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Rauner dances away from wage reduction stance Minimum wage issue resonates with likely voters

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Leaders know beans about ag F inal 2013 harvest figures are in from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, and Illinois’ governor was so pleased that he issued a news release Sunday about the results. Gov. Pat Quinn saluted Illinois farmers for leading the nation in soybean production. Illinois is No. 1 by virtue of the 462 million bushels of soybeans that were harvested last fall. Our farmers outdistanced the No. 2 state, Iowa, by 51 million bushels. Quinn also singled out Illinois corn farmers, whose 2.1 billion bushels harvested finished second only to Iowa (2.16 billion bushels) as far as total production is concerned. The crop was the

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Illinois soybean farmers were the most productive in the nation. Gov. Pat Quinn is correct to recognize their achievement.

third largest in Illinois history. The 2013 crop year followed a drought year, with Illinois’ soybean production up 20 percent and corn production up 63 percent vs. 2012. Quinn pointed to last year’s rebound as proof that state farmers are resilient. Bob Flider, state ag department director, said that better weather and intelligent management practices aided the rebound. The governor is correct to pay tribute to Illinois farmers. Their efforts to produce corn, soybeans,

sorghum, wheat, oats, hay, potatoes, pumpkins and other crops – not to mention livestock – are crucial to the state’s economy, if not to the continued evolution of civilization itself. After all, without agriculture, people would have to spend more time finding and producing food themselves. Hunters and gatherers, we’d rather not be. All this talk about agriculture coincides nicely with Sauk Valley Media’s first Today’s Farm issue of 2014. The section includes stories about how one

company, headquartered in Rock Falls, processes corn cobs into useful products; how another company helps farmers adopt technology in haying and conservation; and how a third company sells enzyme products to help farmers boost yields. We encourage you to read it. We also encourage the governor and all state leaders, when considering laws and regulations, to keep the needs of agriculture firmly in mind. Sometimes, it seems as if government bureaucrats don’t know beans about farming. If farmers are to prosper, such attitudes must be countered by informed leaders who set the bureaucrats straight.

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The Rock River Open Forum will host conversation with state Rep. Mike Smiddy of the 71st House District at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Rock Falls Public Library. The public is encouraged to attend, and there is no charge. Mike was elected in 2012 and has served our district for 1 year. He intends to evaluate the important legislation that was passed in 2013. He will also speak about the legislation he wished would have been considered and approved.

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He will focus on legislation that he sponsored and help us understand the dynamics that take place in Springfield. He wants to mention projects that have been approved and are particularly pertinent to our district. As to the future, it should be of interest to learn about legislation that he will be supporting and sponsoring this year. Participants will be encouraged to express

Members of the governmental employees unions are upset that politicians are not keeping promises. Girls complain that men do not respect them in the morning. Men complain that girls are not interested in “nice guys.� Nothing changes. The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. The politician gets richer, and promises. They are easy the taxpayer gets poorer. to make and easy to Beware of piecrust break.

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If Bruce Rauner manages to successfully back away from his recently unearthed statement from December that he favored reducing the state’s minimum wage by a dollar an hour, he will have dodged a very serious political bullet. According to a new Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll, the idea is absolutely hated in Illinois. Asked whether they would be “more likely or less likely to vote for a gubernatorial candidate who supports lowering the state’s minimum wage to the national rate of $7.25 an hour,� a whopping 79 percent said they’d be less likely. That’s definitely a result that could move actual votes on Election Day, particularly in the context of the messenger: a hugely wealthy political unknown whose advertising campaign is trying hard to turn him into a “regular guy.� About 84 percent of women said they were less likely, and men were 73 percent less likely to vote for a candidate who wanted to lower the minimum wage by a buck an hour, according to the poll taken Jan. 8 of 1,135 likely voters, with a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.1 percent. Democrats were 90 percent less likely, while independents were 77 percent less likely, and even Republicans were 63 percent less likely to vote for such a candidate. As the controversy was building last week, Rauner told a Carbondale audience that if the minimum wage were increased here, he would support it only if the state also made “our labor regulations and our tax burden much more attractive to small business.� He added that he could still support lowering the minimum wage “in the context of dramatically improving our schools and creating a business environment where everybody’s got jobs.� BUT BY WEDNESDAY, Rauner had completely backed away, claiming he was “flippant� when he unequivocally said in a December forum in the Quad Cities that he wanted to roll back the minimum wage to the national level because Illinois’ dollar-an-hour difference was “hurting our economy.� After a huge firestorm of controversy erupted, Rauner claimed that he could actually support raising the minimum wage, as long as it was coupled with some key legal changes like unspecified workers’ comp and tort reforms. The Democratic Gover-

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nors Association, which has formed an Illinois political action committee that will likely be used as a conduit to attack Rauner in the GOP primary, attempted to counter Rauner’s spin. “They say a gaffe is when a politician tells the truth,� said Danny Kanner, DGA communications director. “In the case of Bruce Rauner, he showed his true colors when he said that Illinois’ minimum wage needs to be cut, ... and voters won’t soon forget.� If voters do forget, then Rauner’s new position in favor of increasing the minimum wage finds favor with a majorBruce ity of voters Rauner when asked, Wealthy “Would you Republican backpedals be more likefrom proposal ly or less liketo decrease ly to vote for minimum a gubernatowage. rial candidate who supports raising the state’s minimum wage rate to $10 an hour?� ACCORDING TO THE poll, 55 percent of likely Illinois voters would be more likely to support such a candidate, while 38 percent would be less likely. Women would be far more supportive (62 percent) than men (46 percent) of such a candidate. And it’s a make-orbreak issue for 81 percent of Democrats. But a strong 65 percent of Republicans would be less likely to support a candidate who backed a hike to $10 an hour, so Rauner may have now created a problem with his GOP primary voter base. Barely mentioned in the media’s coverage of the issue last week is that state Sen. Kirk Dillard told the very same audience as Rauner that he favored allowing the “marketplace� to set the minimum wage and not the government. That position is as unpopular as Rauner’s original push for lowering the wage by a buck. A very high 76 percent said they’d be less likely to vote for a gubernatorial candidate “who supported having no minimum wage whatsoever.� “Anyone suggesting eliminating it altogether may end up in the Guinness Book of World Records for the dumbest political idea ever,� said pollster Gregg Durham about the issue. Maybe not, but close enough.

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Controversy plagues screenings in schools Review by Associated Press finds no requirements, little consistency MIAMI (AP) – After his father was diagnosed with cancer, a 15-yearold Champaign teen started skipping school, erupting in angry outbursts, yelling at teachers and punching holes in walls or retreating to his room paralyzed by an overwhelming sadness. When the teen’s assistant principal approached him a few months ago about seeking help for mental illness, the student initially declined, saying he didn’t need it. However, eventually he did seek treatment. Diagnosed with major depressive disorder, he joined group therapy sessions at his school.

As stories about increasing school violence dominate headlines, experts say many teens are struggling with untreated mental illness. However, even though federal health officials recommended universal mental health screenings for students nearly a decade ago, they still aren’t required. An Associated Press review of policies around the nation shows screenings vary widely not only from state to state, but within each school district. There’s no consistency on whether the schools screen, what age they screen and what they screen for. “We have (schools)

screening for all kinds of rare infectious diseases and then we don’t screen for common behavioral disorders that are costly to the individual, the family and society in terms of health care utilization, crime cost and high risk of death ... it doesn’t make any sense from a public health perspective,� said Mike Dennis, of Chestnut Health Systems in Normal, Ill. He teaches clinicians in 49 states how to assess and treat patients with mental illness and substance abuse. Although the 15-yearold Illinois student was not diagnosed through a school program, in his

school-based group therapy he’s learning practical tips to identify his triggers and calm them before emotions spin out of control. “I think it is a good idea because a lot of people think they don’t need help but they actually do,� said the teen, who is not being identified by The Associated Press because he is a minor. The federal government does not keep track of school mental health screening, so it’s all but impossible to say how many schools do or don’t offer it. The offerings vary from intensive services to virtually none at all.

“No state is providing high-end services in all of their schools,� said Sharon Stephan, codirector of the Center for School Mental Health, a national organization based at the University of Maryland that provides training for schools and mental health providers. Baltimore and Chicago have robust screening and treatment programs. Teachers in one South Florida school district screen children as young as kindergarten by filling out a short questionnaire, while students in Minnesota answer anonymous surveys about drug use and depression.

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In this hand handout photo, Matthew Palma poses with Stephanie Dana-Schmidt during a play therapy session Nov. 1 at school in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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The deal was shaping up nicely before Congress left for the holidays, said Adam Nielsen, Illinois Farm Bureau’s director of national legislation and policy development. “Congress left Washington with the framework for a deal,� Nielsen said. “They were just very quiet about it.� Nielsen said he is optimistic that the committees will have everything hashed out in the next week. Kinzinger also said the farm bill should soon be a done deal. Donna Jeschke, a Grundy County farmer and a past president of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, was at the first advisory committee in Ottawa. She said there was solid agreement among committee members about the farm bill. As long as the uncertainty is gone, they can work within the rules – whatever they are. “We agree that direct payments can go away,� Jeschke said. “We feel that having a strong crop insurance in place is the key to a good risk-management program. Exten-

sion of the current farm bill is not in anyone’s best interest.� Emily Pratt also attended the first advisory committee meeting as Lee County’s representative. In addition to being part of a farm family all her life, she is a crop insurance agent for 1st Farm Credit Services. Pratt said Kinzinger’s office reached out to the county farm bureaus for help in finding committee members. She then worked with Lee County Farm Bureau Manager Danelle Burrs and Nielsen to prepare for the meeting. “I’ve never served on a committee like this before, so I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect,� Pratt said. “It was a very open discussion right away. We were updated on the latest issues in Washington, and then he wanted to know how they were affecting us.�

‘A critical time for ethanol industry’ Now that the farm bill could soon be in place, renewable fuels standards and the U.S. EPA now seemed to be taking its place as the hotbutton legislative topic

among producers. In November, the EPA proposed to lower the amount of renewable fuels in gasoline. Included would be ethanol, biodiesel, and cellulosic (plant-based) biofuels. The proposed rule has sent fear into grain and energy markets, and threatened the stability of investments with biofuels producers. This is the first time renewable fuel standards have been reduced since Congress first set it at 18.2 billion gallons in 2007. The latest EPA proposal would require that refiners use only 15.2 billion gallons. Of that total, about 13 billion gallons would come from ethanol. EPA says its decision is based on lower American gasoline consumption than what was projected when the standards were set in 2007. That trend is largely attributed to a challenging economy and more fuel-efficient vehicles. EPA is taking public comments on the proposed rule until Jan. 28, looking to finalize it in February. Nielsen said Farm Bureau has been hard at work to get ethanol plants involved in the process. A petition drive

in support of ethanol also is in full swing. “This is a critical time for the ethanol industry,� Nielsen said. “It’s makeor-break time for the future of renewable fuels. It would be a big setback if EPA follows through on the proposed adjustment in blends. But we’ve learned that the battle is never over on the renewable fuels front.� Kinzinger will get a good look at the renewable fuels issue from his seat on the Energy and Commerce committee. “Ethanol is very important to the family farms in this district,� Kinzinger said. “Ag groups are pushing for E15, but the EPA doesn’t want that yet.� Talk about the EPA is nothing new for most farm families, Pratt said. She wasn’t surprised that so much time was devoted to it during the first committee meeting. “My dad is in the beef industry, and I heard a lot about environmental regulations at home,� Pratt said. “People talked about this as being another example of overreach by the EPA. It just seems like they can do things that affect our businesses and livelihood

with no one looking over them.�

Another important issue discussed in Ottawa was needed improvements to the locks and dams so vital in shipping commodities. Kinzinger and 17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, have championed efforts to speed up waterway projects. “This is a long time coming,� Pratt said. “The Mississippi River is so important to us here in the Midwest.� The infrastructure is so bad that barge operators have asked Washington for an increased tax on their diesel fuel. “The barge industry is willing to put in some of their resources as long as the government makes a firm commitment to improve the waterways system,� Jestche said. “This becomes even more important with what’s going on with ethanol. We could be exporting more whole kernels if the fuel standards change.�

With the advisory committee in its infancy, Pratt says her goals are likely to change as the group’s mission evolves. She does have some goals in mind as she works to get input from local farmers to the congressman. “I want to get to know the other committee members, because some of them are very experienced in ag policy issues,� she said. “Personally, I hope to learn more about how the issues affect all of Illinois, not just those in my backyard.� Plans now call for the entire committee to meet face to face once a year, and members will organize local meetings and participate in teleconferences throughout the year. Kinzinger believes the trust that farmers put in the Farm Bureau, agriculture’s largest lobbying group, could be why he doesn’t get more direct input on farm issues. “The Illinois Farm Bureau does such a good job, I think farmers often feel they don’t have to engage in legislative issues,� Kinzinger said. “I hope this committee will help get more people directly involved.�

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Grandmother deserves to know the truth Dear Abby: My family has been keeping a secret from my grandmother. I have a 17-month-old daughter that she doesn’t know exists. I wanted to tell my grandma from the start about her greatgranddaughter (her first), but I am afraid to. My family thinks that telling her will cause too much stress on her. NO one in the family takes my feelings into consideration. I think my grandmother should know she’s a great-grandma. The problem is, I don’t know how to tell her. She’s 90 years old. I’m afraid if I say

used to have. I cry every time I talk to her on the phone because I have to lie to her about my dayto-day life and why I can’t come to see her. I am really starting to resent my family. Please help. – Secret Mommy in Nevada

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something now, it really MIGHT be too stressful for her. Also, I’m afraid that if I reveal this secret, it will start a family feud. I want a relationship with my grandma like I

Dear Secret Mommy: Your grandmother wasn’t born yesterday; she’s 90. I’m sure that in her decades of living, she has seen plenty of life. While she will probably be shocked that she was kept in the dark this long, I agree she should know

the truth. She should also know that you love her, which is why you are telling her the news. She may or may not want to see her great-grandchild, but the choice should be hers. Dear Abby: I’m in my 70s, married for 50 years. I worked outside the home for many years and earned retirement benefits. There have been many ups and downs in my life, for me personally as well as for members of my family. Of course, there have been good times, too. I feel blessed. All my life I have been

the “go-to girl� for my family as a daughter, sister, wife, mother and aunt for help or advice. I love them, but I’m tired. How do I retire my “crown� – which has been overwhelming at times – without hurting or alienating anyone? There seem to be so many problems and only one of me. Many times I have felt stretched too thin, but now my health and energy are no longer what they once were. I’m reasonably healthy, but I’m very tired. I value my Judeo/Christian belief of “doing unto

others.� Am I being selfish? – Go-To Girl in New Mexico Dear Go-To Girl: Your mind and body are trying to tell you something important. I hope you will pay attention before your health suffers because it could if you don’t start drawing the line. There is nothing selfish or wrong about saying: “I love you, but I can’t help you. I can’t because I’m at a point in my life where I can’t handle stress like I used to.� And if the person doesn’t get it, you should repeat it.

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Feeling ‘50 and fabulous’ First lady has ‘room to breathe’ with days of candidacy over WASHINGTON (AP) – Approaching a milestone birthday, Michelle Obama exuberantly describes herself as “50 and fabulous.� She’s celebrating already, and a big birthday blowout is in the works for this weekend at the White House. The nation’s first lady hits the half-century mark on Friday and, by her own account, feels more relaxed now that President Barack Obama’s days as a candidate are over. “That layer is gone now,� she told an interviewer. “It gives me a little more room to breathe.� Nearly 5 years after assuming the role following a bruising campaign in which she sometimes

became the subject of criticism, Mrs. Obama is showing increased comfort in what amounts to a volunteer position with a host of responsibilities and outsized expectations. Not to mention a sometimes-unforgiving spotlight. “I have never felt more confident in myself, more clear on who I am as a woman,� the first lady told Parade magazine when asked about the birthday. She started the celebration last week by spending extra time with girlfriends in Hawaii after her family’s holiday vacation there. It was an early birthday present from the president. On Saturday, she’ll be toasted at a White House party, where guests have been

advised to come ready to dance, and to eat before they come. Second presidential terms can be freeing for first ladies, just as they are for presidents, because there is no next election. There were expectations last year that she would help the president push for new gun-control measures in response to the shooting massacre of 26 first-graders and adults at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school in December 2012. But she largely avoided the divisive debate after tip-toeing into it during a speech in her Chicago hometown. Mrs. Obama said even less about immigration legislation, another contentious issue and priority for her husband. Valerie Jarrett, a senior

White House adviser who is close to the Obamas, said the first lady doesn’t want to “spread herself too thin.� Like all first ladies, Mrs. Obama’s every move and fashion choices have been closely watched – and mercilessly critiqued. She gets wide credit for carefully shielding daughters Malia and Sasha, now 15 and 12, from public glare and for a strong sense of style. More of the public views Mrs. Obama favorably, 59 percent, than her husband, 46 percent, in an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted last month. And she’s helped raise millions of dollars for him and other Democratic candidates and drawn thousands to campaign rallies.

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In this Oct. 6, 2011, file photo, first lady Michelle Obama plays soccer on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, as part of a Let’s Move! clinic. The nation’s first lady turns 50 on Friday and, by her own account, feels more relaxed now that President Barack Obama’s days as a candidate for elected office are over.

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Library rebuilds after tornadoes State officials file Director willing to waive late fees in order to take inventory WASHINGTON (AP) – A central Illinois library is trying to piece together its collection of books, DVDs and other material that were damaged or destroyed during November’s tornadoes. Officials at Washington District Library still aren’t sure how many items that were loaned out were lost in the storms, according to a report in The Peoria Journal Star. But Library Director Randall Yelverton said at least $10,000 in material was destroyed. “A lot of the most popular books were lost, the ones we can’t keep on the shelves,� he said. The powerful Nov. 17 tornado destroyed more than 1,000 homes in Washington, a town of about 15,000 people 10 miles from Peoria. The library itself received minimal damage – only a single book inside was destroyed from a leak – and a 5-foot-long piece of wood punctured the roof. Yelverton said he’s trying to get residents to return items that were checked out as they rebuild, so officials can get a better tally of what needs to be replaced. “Returning materials to

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In this Jan. 9, 2014 photo, mold is seen growing on the pages of a water-damaged book at the Washington District Library in Washington. The central Illinois library is trying to piece together its collection of books, DVDs and other material that were damaged or destroyed during November’s tornadoes. Library Director Randall Yelverton figures at least $10,000 in material was destroyed, including “the most popular books� that are frequently checked out. the library is low on people’s list, and that’s completely understandable with how many people in our town are busy reconstituting their lives and homes,� he said. “We just want to have a better understanding of what we lost. We want to know what’s lost forever and what just hasn’t been returned yet.�

 

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CHICAGO (AP) – State officials unveiled proposed guidelines Monday for the handling and storage of petroleum coke in Illinois, a move that drew sharp criticism from business groups, who called it unnecessary, and residents, who said they didn’t go far enough. Taking cues from Chicago officials who outlined similar rules for companies in the city weeks ago, Gov. Pat Quinn announced emergency rules Monday that’ll be filed with the Illinois Pollution Control Board and could take effect statewide by the end of January. The proposed regulations include requiring companies to install equipment

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Pilots grounded for gaffe Flight landed on short runway 7 miles from destination DALLAS (AP) – The pilots of a Southwest Airlines flight that mistakenly landed at the wrong Missouri airport were grounded Monday, less than a day after they touched down at a small airfield that gave them only half as much room as normal to stop the jet. Southwest Flight 4013 was traveling Sunday evening from Chicago’s Midway Airport to Branson Airport, but instead landed at tiny Taney County Airport 7 miles away. No one was hurt, but after the 124 passengers were let off the plane, they noticed the airliner had come dangerously close to the end of the runway, where it could have tumbled down a steep embankment if it had left the pavement. “As soon as we touched down, the pilot applied the brake very hard and very forcibly,� said

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In this Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, photo provided by Scott Schieffer, passengers exit a Southwest Airlines flight that was supposed to land at Branson Airport in Branson, Mo., but instead landed at Taney County Airport, in Hollister, Mo., that only has about half as much runway. Scott Schieffer, a Dallas Branson Airport has attorney. “I was wear- a runway that is more ing a seatbelt, but I was than 7,100 feet long – a lurched forward because typical size for commerof the heavy pressure cial traffic. The longest of the brake. You could runway at Taney Counsmell burnt rubber, a ty is only slightly more very distinct smell of than 3,700 feet because burnt rubber as we were it is designed for small stopping.� private planes.

After the jet stopped, a flight attendant welcomed passengers to Branson, Schieffer said. Then, after a few moments, “the pilot came on and said, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, I’m sorry to tell you we landed at the wrong airport.’� Both pilots are Southwest veterans, the captain in his 15th year flying for the carrier and the first officer about mark 13 years in June. At first, Schieffer said, he considered the error only an inconvenience. But once he got off the plane, someone pointed to the edge of the runway, which he estimated as about 100 feet away. “It was surreal when I realized we could have been in real danger,� he said. “And instead of an inconvenience, it could have been a real tragedy.�

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Feds: More than 61K Ill. residents pick plans Consumers must sign up by Wednesday for coverage to start Feb. 1 CHICAGO (AP) – More than 61,000 Illinois residents signed up for private insurance coverage in the first 3 months they were able to through the troubled HealthCare.gov website. That’s 6,000 fewer than the federal government projected, but it’s evidence of the state’s increasing progress in getting people to enroll. Enrollment figures released late Monday afternoon by the U.S.

Department of Health and Human Services showed the pace of people signing up for private coverage between Oct. 1 and Dec. 28 picking up in the state and nationally: 2.2 million Americans have signed up, including 61,111 in Illinois. The Obama administration had set a goal of signing up 7 million people under the federal health care law by the end of open enrollment season March 31. Online insurance shopping is a key part of the nation’s health care law. Illinois is relying on the federal website because

the Legislature didn’t approve a state-run marketplace. In October, when the website was barely working, only 1,370 Illinois residents managed to select a health plan and sign up. The new figures mean an additional 59,741 people in Illinois made it through the process after repairs to the website were made, encouraged in part by a 10-day enrollment push in December. But before the problems arose, the Obama administration had originally projected that 67,210 Illinois residents

would sign up by the end of December. Jennifer Koehler, the chief of Illinois’ insurance marketplace, said Monday the numbers were encouraging but noted “there’s still much more work to do to reach Illinois’ uninsured population.� She said there is a “solid plan in place� to reach that population in the remaining weeks. Consumers face a Wednesday deadline if they want to have coverage that starts Feb. 1, though enrollment continues through the end of March.

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Workers at Freedom Industries continue through the night Sunday to empty storage tanks of chemicals into tanker trucks at its plant in Charleston, Va., Sunday. A chemical spill at the company has deprived 300,000 West Virginians of clean tap water for 4 days.

W.Va. site eluded regulatory radar pounds of chemicals – including some used in coal processing – just a mile and a half upstream from pipes that take in water for a public drinking supply. The distance left little opportunity for chemicals to dilute in the event of a spill. And those chemicals were stored behind a brick-and-concrete block dike that seems to have had structural problems – an issue the company apparently was aware of. A state official says the president of Freedom told regulators that $1 million had been put into an escrow account to fix the wall that ultimately failed to hold Thursday’s spill, which resulted in a 5-day ban on tap water. The ban was lifted for some areas Monday afternoon. State environmental officials would not have seen the dike problems – they say they never had reason to inspect the site. Containment dikes are supposed to be a last line of defense against spills, preventing chemicals from flowing into the surrounding environment.

Ban on driking tap water lifted for some Monday CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The facility whose chemical spill contaminated the water supply for 300,000 West Virginia residents was barely scrutinized, flying largely under the radar of government regulators who viewed it as a low-risk operation. But in reality, a problem at a key holding wall went undetected and unreported at Freedom Industries Inc. The chemicals stored at Freedom’s facility near the Elk River are not considered hazardous enough by regulators to prompt routine inspections. On a normal day, it never created chemical waste that went into the environment. As a result, the chemical storage terminal was a low priority for regulators, who must pick and choose how to allocate scarce manpower when enforcing environmental laws. Freedom’s storage terminal holds millions of

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Suntory acquiring Beam Stocks soar after Maker’s Mark maker is sold to Japanese group NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of classic American whiskeys Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark has agreed to be acquired by a Japanese company in a $13.62 billion deal that would create the thirdlargest global premium spirits business. Shares of Beam Inc. rose 24 percent Monday after it said that it agreed to be purchased by Suntory Holdings Ltd., a Japanese beverage company.

The combined company would have annual sales of more than $4.3 billion. The deal follows other recent acquisitions in the alcohol industry, including Anheuser-Busch InBev’s $20.1 billion deal last year to buy the other half of Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo that it didn’t already own. It also comes at a time when the taste for bourbon – a type of American whiskey that is made primarily of corn and typically distilled in Kentucky – continues to grow domestically and abroad. In the U.S., sales volume for bourbon and Tennessee whiskeys such as Jack Daniels has grown

26 percent over the past decade, according to the Distilled Spirits Council, and industry group. Exports of U.S. whiskeys has grown to roughly $1 billion last year, more than double what it was a decade ago. Suntory and Beam already had a relationship. Suntory distributes Beam products in Japan and has a portfolio of spirits with whiskies, including Yamazaki and Hakushu as well as Midori liqueur and other beverages. And Beam, which is based in Deerfield, Ill., distributes Suntory’s products in Singapore and other Asian markets.

MONEY & MARKETS The following stock quotations, as of 5 p.m., are provided as a community service by Chad Weigle of Edward Jones, Dixon and Raymond James and Associates, Sterling. Abbott...................................39.10 Alcoa.....................................10.10 AltriaCorp.............................37.09 Autonation........................... 48.61 American Express................86.99 Arris-Group..........................24.71 Apple...................................535.73 ADM......................................41.53 AT&T.....................................33.29 Bank of America...................16.42 Boeing.................................140.69 BorgWarner..........................55.57 BP..........................................48.14 Casey’s..................................65.40 Caterpillar.............................89.90 CenturyLink.........................30.87 Chevron..............................119.20 Cisco.....................................22.19 Citigroup..............................53.72 CNW......................................41.66 CocaCola ............................. 39.53

ConAgra................................33.57 Dean......................................17.11 Deere & Co...........................89.47 Disney...................................73.24 Donaldson............................42.41 DuPont................................. 62.67 Exxon....................................98.50 Ford...................................... 16.10 Exelon...................................26.98 GE......................................... 26.71 FifthThird.............................21.25 HawaiianElectric..................25.94 Hewlett Packard...................28.12 HomeDepot......................... 80.97 Intel Corp.............................25.50 IBM .............................. ......184.13 IntlPaper.............................. 48.14 JCPenney................................6.72 JohnsonControls..................51.19 Johnson&Johnson................94.46 JPMorgan Chase..................57.69 Kraft.......................................53.49 Kroger...................................38.62 Leggett&Platt........................29.79 Manpower............................84.30 McDonald’s..........................94.83 Merck&Co.............................53.10

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The Sterling Golden Warriors and Rock Falls Rockets boys basketball teams are used to playing each other the first week of the season. With the Sauk Valley Shootout no longer taking place, the first meeting between the two schools this season happens today at Tabor Gym. Both teams hope the game will jump-start their seasons.

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Both Rock Falls, Sterling hope clash jump-starts season for the Rockets, knows the Rock River rivalry well. “Every time you see Sterling on the schedule, that’s one you cirNeither team is where they cle for sure,” said Donoho, Rock want to be, but a win over their Falls’ second-leading scorer at archrival would be a big step in 12.7 points per game. “I know a the right direction. Sterling is 5-7 this season, and lot of the kids over there. Off the Rock Falls 4-9. Both will be look- court, you’re friends. But, on the ing to make a statement tonight court, it’s all business.” The Golden Warriors are on when the teams tangle at Tabor a bit of an upswing. They are Gym. unbeaten in 2014, with wins Lifelong Rock Falls resident over Rochelle and Streator. Austin Donoho, a senior guard BY LARRY BRENNAN lbrennan@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 550

Sophomore guard Sterling Thornton has been a key cog for the Warriors. He’s the Warriors’ second-leading scorer at 11 points per game. Though Thornton moved to Sterling just 4 years ago, he is fully aware that Rock Falls vs. Sterling is not just another game. “It’s a big game, but you kind of have to look at it as just another game,” Thornton said. REBOOT CONTINUED ON B5

Recent meetings 2012-13: Rock Falls def. Sterling 57-44 2011-12: Rock Falls def. Sterling 63-60, 2OT; Sterling def. Rock Falls 49-48 2010-11: Sterling def. Rock Falls 61-51 2009-10: Rock Falls def. Sterling 52-42

HICAGO – The first few shots are a piece of frozen cake. Slap-slap-slap-slap-slap. After all, we’re talking about the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks here. You think they’ve never practiced a rapid-fire shooting drill? Please. Slap-slap-slap-slap-slap. But now something is happening. Now, the burn is kicking in. After all, we’re talking about human beings here. You think these guys are robots or something, that they’re immune to muscle fatigue? Please. Slap-slap-slap-slap-slap. Yeah, this is starting to hurt a little bit. It feels as if the pucks are gaining weight. “Your calves are burning, your thighs are burning,” said Hawks forward Kris Versteeg, a 7-year NHL veteran. “But it’s more in your forearms.” And it’s not finished yet. The Hawks work on all sorts of drills during practice, but few are as fun to watch as the rapid-fire drill. A player steps into the slot, readies his stick, and fires dozens of shots into an empty net as assistant coach Jamie Kompon continues to feed passes. A recent drill included Versteeg, Bryan Bickell, Brandon Saad and Michal Handzus near the end of practice at Johnny’s IceHouse West. Each player stepped forward one at a time, and as he ripped shot after shot, his teammates caught their breath. MUSICK CONTINUED ON B4

GIRLS BASKETBALL | RIVERDALE 57, NEWMAN 53

Mericle answered for Rams

Riverdale senior scores 26, as Comets’ rally falls short BY BRIAN WEIDMAN bweidman@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 551

STERLING – Riverdale didn’t need a miracle to pull out a road win against Newman on Monday night. It had a Mericle. Senior guard Sydney Mericle stuffed the stat sheet with 26 points, eight rebounds and four assists, as the Rams held on for a 57-53 decision over the Comets. It was the second nail-biting affair between the squads, as Newman nabbed a 50-48 overtime win on Dec. 2. Mericle, who averages 18 points per game, was at her best when it mattered the most. She hit all six of her fourth-quarter free throws, including two with 6.5 seconds remaining to all but seal the deal. Mericle’s lone 3-pointer of the game was also a big one, as it gave her team a 41-36 lead with a little

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Star of the game: Sydney Mericle, Riverdale, 26 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists Key performers: Kayci Howell, Newman, 22 points, 9 rebounds Up next: Prophetstown at Newman, 7:30 Friday more than 6 minutes to play. “I work on my free throws a lot, so I can hit them when we need them,” Mericle said. “The big thing was we worked the ball into the paint, so we could either get a basket or get fouled. It worked for us tonight.” Mericle’s heroics were barely enough to fend off the pesky Comets, who had their own hero in senior forward Kayci Howell. MERICLE CONTINUED ON B5

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Newman’s Julie Hurd (right) defends against Riverdale’s Sydney Mericle during Monday’s game in Sterling. Mericle scored 26 points as the Rams won 57-53. Suggestion box Comment or story tip? Contact Sports Editor Dan Woessner at dwoessner@saukvalley.com or 800-798-4085, ext. 555


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Adam Scott finished his round at the Sony Open in Honolulu, and then he hit the beach. He’ll take the next 6 weeks off from competition to recover from his best year as a professional in 2013.

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golf, except that he won’t care. Scott’s friends love to play golf s0'!4OURWINSATTHE-ASTERS when he’s around, and that’s AND4HE"ARCLAYS what he’ll do. Scott said he will switch back s&INISHEDFOURTHIN&ED%X#UP STANDINGS on about 3 or 4 weeks before the Honda Classic. s3IXTOPFINISHES He doesn’t play a lot of tournament golf, which is not to sugin the third round that turned gest he’s idle. The hard work a sure birdie into a bogey. At takes place in the Bahamas. the Sony Open, he had 155 Scott is all about the big picture yards for his second shot to the now. Yes, that means the majors. par-5 ninth in the third round More than that, it’s all about the and made par. Both killed his process. momentum. One of the most amazing He still had a pair of top 10s in chapters in his career is how he Hawaii. The 6-week break is the longest bounced back from a collapse at Royal Lytham & St. Annes – a he has had away from competifour-shot lead with four holes tion since the start of last year. to play in the 2012 British Open, That worked out just fine. Scott had the moment of a life- only to make four straight bogeys and lose to Ernie Els. time when he won the Masters Scott might have been the only for his first major, even more one who saw that day as a breakmeaningful because it was the through. He played the best golf first green jacket for an Australian. He won a FedEx Cup playoff for 68 holes. He knew, finally, he had the game to win a major. event. Finally going home for a And then he did. celebration, he gave the Aussies What’s interesting is to hear more reason to cheer when he him say his confidence was just won twice, was runner-up and as high toward the end of 2012 won the World Cup team title (the year he blew a major) as it with Jason Day. was at the end of 2013 (the year Try finding an encore for that. he became a major champion). “It might be some of the best “Lytham was that turning point golf I’ve ever played,� Scott said. “To walk away and trust it will be where the confidence grew from there when I come back ... I think the experience and performance in a major, and I think it’s been I’ve done enough work over the pretty much the same ever last year or two to leave it for a since,� he said. “It all accumufew weeks.� lates a bit. But that was a real The break will last only a few spike in confidence in 2012.� weeks and will include plenty of

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HONOLULU – As badly as Adam Scott needs to get away from golf, he was in no rush to leave paradise. Not long after the Masters champion wrapped up his final round at the Sony Open just 10 minutes away from the shores of Waikiki Beach, he was headed to the Big Island with surf champion Kelly Slater and his crew to take in some surf, sun and maybe even a little golf. No doubt, Scott is on a wave he wishes could last the rest of his career. But it’s time to take a break, and he can feel it. Whether he goes home to Australia or to the Bahamas, the switch will be turned off. He won’t return to competition for 6 weeks at the Honda Classic. “There’s heaps of work to do, but there’s got to be a break somewhere,� Scott said. “I could keep playing. I feel like I’m playing well. But you can’t continue to perform at the level you want if you play all the time. I’m forcing myself to take a break, and I can see it’s coming. My brain didn’t completely switch on these 2 weeks.� The rest of his game appeared to be in order. A pair of par 5s on two islands kept him from serious contention. At the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua, it was a long iron he smothered into a hazard on the 15th hole

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CHICAGO – Unlike so much of this snuffedcandle season, the opportunities were endless Monday night at the United Center for the Bulls. With a victory, they could’ve posted their first six-game win streak since March 4, 2012. They could’ve evened their record for the first time since sitting at 7-7 on Nov. 27. They could’ve remained unbeaten in 2014 and continued the momentum on this soft portion of this schedule, which features games against eight straight sub-.500 teams. Instead, the Bulls treated defense and taking care of the ball as if both were infectious diseases and never led in a 10288 loss to the Wizards.

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Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (left) battles Wizards forward Nene during Monday’s game in Chicago. The Bulls lost 102-88 Cue the somber sound bites again. John Wall and Nene each scored 19 points to lead five Wizards in double figures. Wall added seven assists and five rebounds. Defense was the foundation of the five-game win streak and defense is what failed the Bulls on Monday. After allow-

ing just 84.4 points on 38.9 percent shooting in the streak, the Bulls allowed the Wizards to shoot 52 percent. After trailing by as many as 15, the Bulls could’ve pulled within four in the third quarter. But Carlos Boozer missed a bunny, and the Bulls allowed backto-back 3-pointers by

Trevor Ariza and Martell Webster. When Garrett Temple banked home another 3-pointer to beat the third-quarter buzzer, the Bulls’ deficit had grown back to 10 points. To open the fourth, D.J. Augustin got whistled for a touch foul on Temple as he attempted another 3-pointer. Temple buried all three free throws. In the fourth, Augustin buried two free throws to cap another minisurge by the Bulls, pulling them within five. But then came one of those sequences that gives Thibodeau nightmares. Bradley Beal drained a jumper over Joakim Noah. Taj Gibson committed a brutal turnover in the backcourt. And then Wall buried a jumper after Marcin Gortat beat the Bulls for an offensive rebound.

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Dixon’s Ryan Dixon rolled a 1,237 six-game series to finish seventh at the Northern Illinois Big 12 boys bowling tournament Monday at Streator. Teammate Joel Spangler rolled a 1,222 to place 10th. As a team, the Dukes finished sixth among nine teams with a score of 6,495. Sycamore won the title with a score of 7,055. Girls basketball

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Amboy 41, Bureau Valley 39: Karlee Doege 10, 3-5). scored 11 points as the Erie 40, Fulton 38:

Clippers pulled off a Three Rivers North win in Manlius. Kennedy Dinges added five points and seven rebounds for Amboy (115, 5-2). Val Reuter led Bureau Valley (7-10, 0-5) with 12 points. Helena Osk Arnadottir added 11 points.

Prophetstown 51, Morrison 22: The Prophets

jumped out to a 21-2 lead after one quarter in Prophetstown to cruise to a Three Rivers North win. Heather Strike hit two of her three 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished with 13 points for Prophetstown (19-2, 7-0). Corrie Reiley added eight points. Ashley Greul had eight points for Morrison (11-

Rachel Cobert scored 17 points to lead the shorthanded Cardinals past the Steamers in Three Rivers North play at Fulton. Erie (14-7, 4-3), which was without injured starters Bailee Classen and Courtney Cobert, also got seven points from Emily Cox. Fulton (3-17, 0-6) was led by Averi Leitzen with 11 points. Betsy Leonard and Jordan Price added eight apiece.

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ney Swalve’s 23-point, 13-rebound performance led the Missiles past the Thunder in the NUIC crossover clash in Savanna.

Morgan Adolph added 16 points and 11 rebounds for Milledgeville (4-13), with teammate Taylor Grenoble adding 11 points and six assists. Christy Ralston led West Carroll (3-13) with 18 points. Abby Maike contributed 12. Eastland 56, Galena 43:

Hannah Hake and Lexis Macomber combined for 42 points as the Cougars capsized the Pirates in an NUIC West matchup in Galena. Hake poured in 22 points and Macomber 20 for Eastland (11-2, 4-0), which pulled away from a 22-20 halftime edge with an 18-6 third-quarter advantage. Wrestling AFC wins twice: The Raiders beat Mendota 27-21 and Ottawa Marquette 18-12 in Ashton. Payton Hilliker was the lone Raider to win two contested matches with a pair of pins at 138 pounds. AFC also got pins from Riley Stephens (145) and Jake Chapman (152) against Mendota. Ottawa Marquette won two of the three contested matches against the Raiders. AFC accepted two forfeits. There were nine double forfeits.

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Kompon mixed the angle of his passes – some good, some bad – because players need to be ready for unpredictability in games, when sticks are swinging and ice chips are flying and opponents are looking to drill you into the seventh row. When puck meets stick, every moment matters. “Catch it and hammer it,� said Bickell, a 6-foot4, 233-pound forward from Ontario. “Believe it or not, the game comes down to seconds. If you wait that extra second, there’s a stick or there’s a guy in the lane that takes away [your shot]. “So if you work on it in practice, it will carry over to the games.� It’s hard to say exactly when the drill will pay off. Maybe the rapid-fire moment will arrive today – this is not a test – during the Blackhawks’ game against the Colorado Avalanche, a young team with a promising future. Or maybe a Hawks shooter will accept a pass and fire a shot that

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The Blackhawks’ Bryan Bickell (right) is one of the team’s players benefitting from practice routines. could decide the outcome Friday against the Anaheim Ducks or Sunday against the Boston Bruins, two legitimate obstacles to the Hawks’ goal of back-to-back championships. Hawks coach Joel Quenneville would love to see such a moment. The Hawks remain atop the Western Conference’s Central Division at 30-8-10, but they had gone winless in four out of five games before bouncing back Sunday against Edmonton. “The next three games are all good tests for us,� Quenneville said. “We want to make sure we have a real good homestand here [that] can put us back in a

better spot.� If shooters are in the right spot, the Hawks could be in a better spot. Versteeg, 27, battled through the burning sensation in his calves, thighs and forearms to vary his rapid-fire practice shots. Top left corner. Top right corner. Lower left corner. And so on and so forth. Slap-slap-slap-slapslap. “You never know,� Versteeg said. “You can practice something 100 times, and you might only use it once or twice in your life. It might be 4 or 5 years down the road. You never know when you might need it.�

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PREP BASKETBALL | 5 GAMES TO WATCH | JAN. 13-18

Boys Sterling (5-7) at Rock Falls (4-9)

Girls Oregon (13-6) at Sillman Valley (8-7)

Girls Amboy (11-5) at Morrison (11-10)

Girls Sterling (11-8) at Ottawa (10-2)

Boys Forreston (5-7) at Polo (16-2)

When:TODAY Where: Tabor Gym, Rock Falls Conference: 3TERLING .)" 7EST2OCK&ALLS ".# 7EST On the line:4WIN#ITIESBRAG GINGRIGHTSFOR Players to watch: *OE"ROUI LETTE 3TERLINGJR&#ORY-C#AL LISTER 2OCK&ALLSJR'!USTIN $ONOHO 2OCK&ALLSSR':ACH 2EHMERT 3TERLINGSR'3TERLING 4HORNTON 3TERLINGSO'$AE GAN7HARFF 2OCK&ALLSSR& Outlook: 4HE7ARRIORSAND 2OCKETSMEETFORTHEFIRST TIMETHISSEASONINAGAME THATCOULDBEAREGIONALGAME PREVIEW"OTHTEAMSHAVE HADUPSANDDOWNSTHROUGH THEFIRSTHALFOFTHESEASON SO AWINOVERRIVALCOULDBETHE THINGTOSETTHEMONTRACKFOR ASTRONGFINISH SVM pick: Rock Falls

When:TODAY Where:3TILLMAN6ALLEY(3 BNC West:/REGON  3TILL MAN6ALLEY  On the line:2UBBERMATCH BETWEENTEAMSTHISSEASON Players to watch: Sam Lam BRIGTSEN /REGONSR'-C+AY LEE"EETER /REGONSR&3YD NEY3HELBURNE 3TILLMAN6ALLEY JR'!BBY4IMM 3TILLMAN 6ALLEYJR&-ACY7EAVER 3TILL MAN6ALLEYFR&%MY7RIGHT /REGONJR' Outlook:4HETEAMSHAVE SPLITTWOBLOWOUTGAMESTHIS SEASON/REGONWONBYON $EC WHILE3TILLMAN6ALLEY WONBYATTHE$IXONTOURNA MENT4HISGAMEWILLBEABOUT PACEANDHITTINGSHOTS)FTHE (AWKSPICKUPTHETEMPOAND MAKES 3TILLMANWILLBEIN TROUBLE SVM pick:/REGON

When:-ORRISON(IGH3CHOOL Where:4HURSDAY Three Rivers North:!MBOY  -ORRISON  On the line:+EYPOSITIONINGIN THE4HREE2IVERS.ORTH Players to watch:+ENNEDY $INGES !MBOYJR'#HELSEA %ADS -ORRISONSR&,AKIN 'OODMAN -ORRISONJR' !SHLEY'REUL -ORRISONJR# +AITLYN,EIBING !MBOYJR# %LIZABETH/RTGIESEN !MBOY JR# Outlook: 4HE#LIPPERSAND&IL LIESAREHANGINGAROUNDINTHE 4HREE2IVERS.ORTHRACE ANDA WINHERECOULDPUTEITHERONEIN GOODPOSITIONINSECONDBEHIND 0ROPHETSTOWN"OTHTEAMS RELYONYOUNGPLAYERS SOTHIS COULDBEAPREVIEWOFEVENBIG GERGAMESINTHENEXTCOUPLE years. SVM pick: Morrison

When: 6 p.m. Friday Where:+INGMAN'YM /TTAWA NIB-12 West:3TERLING  /TTAWA  On the line: Warriors need win TOEVENUPCONFERENCERACE Players to watch: Jasmin "AILEY /TTAWASR'#ATIE #ARLSON /TTAWASR'+AI TLYN"AUER 3TERLINGJR' +IARRA(ARRIS 3TERLINGJR' #ASSIDY2ICE /TTAWAJR& 'ABBY3ANDOVAL 3TERLINGJR G Outlook:4HEREHAVEBEENA LOTOFYEARSWHERETHECONFER ENCETITLEINGIRLSHOOPSHAS COMEDOWNTO3TERLINGAND /TTAWA)FTHE7ARRIORSWANT TOSTAYINTHECONVERSATION THISYEAR THEYLLNEEDABIG GAMEATATOUGHPLACETOWIN ON&RIDAYTOKNOCKOFFTHE 0IRATES SVM pick: 3TERLING

When:PM&RIDAY Where:0OLO(IGH3CHOOL NUIC East:&ORRESTON  0OLO  On the line:-ARCOSLOOKINGTO STAYNEARTOPOF.5)#%AST Players to watch:!NDREW "EASLEY &ORRESTONSR&"RIAN #AVANAUGH 0OLOSR'!* $OLLMEYER 0OLOSR#%THAN 'ROOM &ORRESTONJR'-AX 3IMMONS 0OLOJR&+ALEB 2EINING &ORRESTONJR' Outlook: 4HE#ARDINALSTOOK AHITWITHTHELOSSOFTHEIRTOP PLAYER2OBERT$E6RIESTOA BROKENLEG0OLOISCOMING OFFITSFIRSTCONFERENCELOSS TO!QUINON3ATURDAY"OTH TEAMSWILLWANTAGOODSHOW INGTOSTAYALIVEINATOUGH .5)#%ASTRACE4HESETWO TEAMSCOULDMEETAGAININ REGIONALPLAY SVM pick: Polo

MONDAY’S SCOREBOARD Boys basketball Northern Illinois Big 12 West Conf.            

/TTAWA $IXON 3TERLING ,A3ALLE 0ERU 'ENESEO 3TREATOR

All            

Saturday’s games s,A3ALLE 0ERUAT0RINCETON 

2OCKFORD,UTHERAN 7INNEBAGO "YRON -ENDOTA 3TILLMAN6ALLEY 2OCK&ALLS /REGON

All              

Today’s game s3TERLINGAT2OCK&ALLS 

Thursday’s games s3TILLMAN6ALLEYAT2OCK&ALLS  s-ENDOTAAT0RINCETON 

Three Rivers North Conf.                

All                

Today’s games s!MBOYAT&ULTON  s%RIEAT.EWMAN  s0ROPHETSTOWNAT"UREAU6ALLEY  s2IVERDALEAT-ORRISON  Friday’s games s&ULTONAT0ROPHETSTOWN  s-ORRISONAT%RIE  s.EWMANAT!MBOY  s2IVERDALEAT"UREAU6ALLEY 

Conf.                    

All                    

Today’s games s!&#AT0OLO  s$AKOTAAT3OUTH"ELOIT  s&ORRESTONAT!QUIN  s/RANGEVILLEAT$URAND 

All                    

Today’s games s%AST$UBUQUEAT7ARREN  s%ASTLANDAT7EST#ARROLL  s0EARL#ITYAT,ENA 7INSLOW  s2IVER2IDGEAT'ALENA  Thursday’s games s3TOCKTONAT%ASTLAND  Friday’s games s$URANDAT,ENA 7INSLOW  s%AST$UBUQUEAT3CALES-OUND  s0EARL#ITYAT7EST#ARROLL  s2IVER2IDGEAT7ARREN 

Girls basketball

Northern Illinois Big 12 West /TTAWA $IXON 3TERLING 'ENESEO ,A3ALLE 0ERU 3TREATOR

Conf.            

All            

Monday’s result s0UTNAM#OUNTY 3TREATOR Today’s games s2OCHELLEAT3TERLING  s'ENESEOAT$IXON  s0RINCETONAT,A3ALLE 0ERU  Thursday’s games s,A3ALLE 0ERUAT3TERLING  s'ENESEOAT2IDGEWOOD  s/TTAWAAT3TREATOR 

Big Northern West -ENDOTA "YRON /REGON 2OCKFORD,UTHERAN 3TILLMAN6ALLEY 2OCK&ALLS 7INNEBAGO

Conf.              

Monday’s results s!MBOY "UREAU6ALLEY s%RIE &ULTON s0ROPHETSTOWN -ORRISON s2IVERDALE .EWMAN

at Fulton

Thursday’s games s!MBOYAT-ORRISON  s"UREAU6ALLEYAT%RIE  s&ULTONAT2IVERDALE  Friday’s games s0ROPHETSTOWNAT.EWMAN 

!QUIN $AKOTA $URAND !SHTON &RANKLIN#ENTER &ORRESTON /RANGEVILLE 0OLO -ILLEDGEVILLE 3OUTH"ELOIT 0ECATONICA

Conf.                    

All                    

Monday’s results s"IG&OOT 3OUTH"ELOIT s-ILLEDGEVILLE 7EST#ARROLL Today’s games s$URANDAT*UDA  s0EARL#ITYAT&ORRESTON  s0ECATONICAAT3TOCKTON  Wednesday’s games s0OLOAT-ILLEDGEVILLE  Thursday’s games s!QUINAT!&#  s$URANDAT$AKOTA  s3OUTH"ELOITAT0ECATONICA 

Conf. %ASTLAND   %AST$UBUQUE   2IVER2IDGE 3CALES-OUND   'ALENA   0EARL#ITY   ,ENA 7INSLOW   3TOCKTON   7EST#ARROLL   7ARREN  

All              

AMBOY (11-5, 5-2 TRAC North) *ENNIFER"OYLE  $ELANEY7ILHELM    +ENNEDY $INGES     -ICAELA -C#OY     (ALLIE .AUMAN     +ARLEE $OEGE     -ADELINE %LY    *OANNA&REDERICKS  +AITLYN ,IEBING  %LIZABETH/RTGIESON  4. Totals: 15 10-21 41 BUREAU VALLEY (7-10, 0-5) #ARLIE"ICKETT  (ELENA/SK!RNADOT TIR  3AVANNAH$EAN  .ICOLE "ORNSHEUER  6AL2EUTER  ,ACEY $E6ENNEY     $ARCY +EPNER   )RINI0ETROS  Totals: 14 10-18 39 !MBOY     ˆ  "UREAU6ALLEY     ˆ  3s –!MBOY.AUMAN "UREAU6ALLEY +EPNER 

ERIE 40, FULTON 38

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Monday’s results s-ILLEDGEVILLE 7EST#ARROLL s%ASTLAND 'ALENA s%AST$UBUQUE 0OTOSI

Thursday’s games s'ALENAAT,ENA 7INSLOW  s0EARL#ITYAT3TOCKTON  s7ARRENAT%AST$UBUQUE 

NUIC West %AST$UBUQUE %ASTLAND ,ENA 7INSLOW 7ARREN 2IVER2IDGE 3CALES-OUND 3TOCKTON 'ALENA 0EARL#ITY 7EST#ARROLL

All                

Today’s games s0EARL#ITYAT&ORRESTON  s3TOCKTONAT0ECATONICA  s22 3-AT'ALENA 

Friday’s games s$URANDAT,ENA 7INSLOW  s&ORRESTONAT0OLO  s0ECATONICAAT$AKOTA 

Conf.                    

Conf.                

NUIC West

NUIC East !QUIN -ILLEDGEVILLE 0OLO &ORRESTON 0ECATONICA !SHTON &RANKLIN#ENTER $AKOTA $URAND 3OUTH"ELOIT /RANGEVILLE

Friday’s games s,UTHERANAT/REGON  s-ENDOTAAT3TILLMAN6ALLEY 

NUIC East

Wednesday’s games s/REGONAT"YRON 

.EWMAN "UREAU6ALLEY &ULTON -ORRISON 2IVERDALE 0ROPHETSTOWN !MBOY %RIE

Thursday’s games s"YRONAT7INNEBAGO 

0ROPHETSTOWN !MBOY 2IVERDALE .EWMAN %RIE -ORRISON "UREAU6ALLEY &ULTON

Friday’s games s$IXONAT,A3ALLE 0ERU  s'ENESEOAT3TREATOR  s3TERLINGAT/TTAWA 

Conf.              

at Manlius

AMBOY 41, BUREAU VALLEY 39

Three Rivers North

Today’s games s3ANDWICHAT/TTAWA  s3TREATORAT0LANO  s3TERLINGAT2OCK&ALLS 

Big Northern West

Today’s games s/REGONAT3TILLMAN6ALLEY  s2OCK&ALLSAT,UTHERAN  s7INNEBAGOAT-ENDOTA 

Monday’s box scores at Sterling

RIVERDALE 57, NEWMAN 53 RIVERDALE (12-8, 5-2 Three Rivers North) -EGAN 'ROVES      -ORGAN -AYDEW      ,AUREN #LAUS      %MILY "ALDWIN      3YD NEY-ERICLE   #AROLINE-AY    -ARANDA*OHNSON   +ILEY7ILLIAMS  Totals: 18-49 16-20 57. NEWMAN (5-12, 4-4) 3ARAH 4RUJILLO      *ULIE (URD      !UBREE 3CHMITT      +AYCI (OWELL   -ARY!LICE/SWALT    %LEXIA3ANDERS   "REANNA #ONBOY   !LANI#OOK   +ELSEY3IMPSON  Totals: 18-45 13-21 53. 2IVERDALE     ˆ  .EWMAN     ˆ  3s – 2IVERDALE  'ROVES  #LAUS "ALDWIN -ERICLE .EWMAN  (OWELL   Rebounds – 2IVERDALE  -ERICLE  .EWMAN  (OWELL   Turnovers – 2IVERDALE  .EWMAN  Assists – 2IVERDALE  -ERICLE  .EWMAN  3CHMITT Steals –2IVERDALE .EW MAN(URD Fouls –2IVERDALE .EWMAN

ERIE (14-7, 4-3 Three Rivers North) #AITLIN-AHONEY  ,EELA0ARRISH   ,EXI&LOMING  2ACHEL#OB ERT  "RYCE-C#ORMICK  ,AYKIN -INER     %MILY #OX     -ORGAN.EWTON Totals: 15 10-21 40. FULTON (3-17, 0-6) !VERI,EITZEN  #AMERIN(UIZENGA   !UTUMN(UTTON  "ETSY,EON ARD  +ERRIGAN%NLOE  *ORDAN 0RICE  +IM(OLLAND  7HITNEY 7YNKOOOP  &AITH+ENNEDY  Totals: 15 5-13 38. %RIE     n  &ULTON     n  3sn&ULTON,EITZEN  at Savanna

MILLEDGEVILLE 61, WEST CARROLL 56 MILLEDGEVILLE (4-13) *ADE 'RAFF     *ENNA "IBLER     4AYLOR 'RENOBLE     -ORGAN !DOLPH  +AYLEIGH,EDDY  +ENDRA3CHAVE  #ARLEY(ARRIELLE    "RANNINGHAM (UTCHISON     #OURTNEY 3WALVE     Totals: 20 15-27 61. WEST CARROLL (3-13) !LLYSHA(ROVAT  !BBY-AIKE   (AYLEY 'UILINGER     $EMI (ESS     "AILEY $URWARD     #HRISTY 2ALSTON     3ABRINA 3EIDEMANN "UCKWALTER  3HAWNA,OTT  Totals: 19 16-31 56. -ILLEDGEVILLE     n  7EST#ARROLL     n  3sn-ILLEDGEVILLE!DOLPH 'RENOBLE 7#'UILINGER -AIKE  at Galena

EASTLAND 56, GALENA 43 EASTLAND (11-2, 4-0 NUIC West) "REAH"OOKMAN  )ZY4ODD   #OURTNEY 7ALKER     !NNE &OR STER     (ANNAH (AKE     -EGAN*ANSSEN  -IRANDA'RISH AM  ,EXIS-ACOMBER  7HITNEY 2UNKLE     Totals: 24 8-10 56. GALENA (3-9, 1-4) &URLONG  ,I-ONTGOMERY   %INSWEILER  ,A-ONTGOMERY   3ALGADO  -IDDENDORF   3INAGRA Totals: 14 15-24 43. %ASTLAND     n  'ALENA     n  3snNONE

Boys bowling Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Tournament at Streator Team scores (6 games)  3YCAMORE    $E+ALB    3TREATOR ,A3ALLE 0ERU  2OCHELLE $IXON /TTAWA    +ANELAND    9ORKVILLE 4,072 Individual champion +YLE"ONNELL3YCAMORE   Dixon scores 2YAN $IXON    n     n  n   "RANDON (AM BURG        n  n  +EENAN ,ONGAN   8n  nn*OEL 3PANGLER  n   n  n   ,UCAS "ONNETTE    n    8 n  n  "RANDON (ELFRICH    n   nn *AROD 7HITE 8 8  n  8 8  n  n 4OTALS     n      n 

Wrestling Monday’s results

at Prophetstown

PROPHETSTOWN 51, MORRISON 22 MORRISON (11-10, 3-5 TRAC North) "RANDI (OSFORD     !LYSSA #ANALES   ,AKIN'OODMAN  2ACHEL $AVIS     %MMA -ELTON     #HELSEA%ADS  !SHLEY'REUL   !DRIENNE "ANKS     !LLIE +UEHL    #HURCH  3ITZMORE  Totals: 10 2-6 22 PROPHETSTOWN (19-2, 7-0) +ASSI (ENREKIN     +AELI +OVARIK     #ORRIE 2EILEY     (EATHER 3TRIKE     !DDISON -ORSE     #ALYA #RANE     +ARLIE 3TAFFORD     3HELBY !DAMS     #YD NEY 7ESTON     "ROOKE 2EMLEY     -IKAYLA "ELTON     #LARE +RAMER     Totals: 20 4-8 51 -ORRISON     ˆ  0ROPHETSTOWN     ˆ  3s – 0ROPHETSTOWN  3TRIKE  2EILEY  (ENREKIN 

at Ashton

AFC 27, MENDOTA 21 138 – 0AYTON (ILLIKER !&# PIN 4EMPLE  145 - 2ILEY 3TEPHENS !&# PIN #HRISTMAN  152 – *AKE #HAPMAN !&# PIN2OBINSON160 – -ENZEL- DEF"RENDYN7ILLIAMS 182 – "IRDSELL - PIN "RYAN $EWEY  195 – !SAN 2USHITI!&# DEF(OGAN  AFC rec. forfeit at: 120 Mendota rec. forfeit at:  Double forfeit at:    220

AFC 18, OTTAWA MARQUETTE 12 138 – (ILLIKER!&# PIN+YLE-ADDEN 195 –3AM$ONAHUE/ PIN$EWEY 220- *OHNSON/ PIN2USHITI AFC rec. forfeit at: 160, 170 Double forfeit at:        

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Newman’s Breanna Conboy shoots while Riverdale’s Emily Baldwin defends during Monday’s game in Sterling. Riverdale won 57-53.

Howell keys Comets’ offense MERICLE

CONTINUED FROM B1

She finished with 22 points on 8-for-11 shooting, and added nine rebounds. Howell was coming off a game on Saturday in which she was 0-for8 from the field against Morrison. “I wanted to redeem myself a little bit,� said Howell, who averages just four points per game. “I don’t know – I warmed up really bad tonight. I couldn’t make anything in warmups, and then I came out and shot good.� Newman (5-12, 4-4 Three Rivers North) led 25-24 at halftime, but that lead evaporated quickly. Riverdale (128, 5-2) opened the third quarter with an 11-4 run to go up by six at 35-29, and the Rams found themselves up seven (5346) with 49 seconds left in the fourth quarter after Mericle converted a pair of free throws. The Comets, however,

didn’t quit. A 3-point play by Howell sliced the deficit to 53-49 with 40.3 seconds remaining. A fast-break basket by Riverdale’s Emily Baldwin was negated by a pair of free throws from Newman’s Julie Hurd with 18.5 seconds left on the clock. The Comets then pressed, and when Hurd stripped Mericle of the ball and fed Howell for a layup, it was 55-53 with 9.5 seconds left to play. On its ensuing possession, Riverdale inbounded the ball to Mericle, who was fouled. She made two free throws to up the margin to four points, and a last-second three from Newman was off the mark to finish the game. Mericle was backed by backcourt mate Lauren Claus, who dropped in 14 points and grabbed four rebounds. Megan Groves added six points and six boards. The Rams were 16-for20 from the free-throw line, with Mericle (13-

for-16) accounting for most of those. “I’ve told them and told them and told them, free throws are going to win ballgames for you,� Riverdale coach Mick Kopriva said. “It’s happened quite a bit this year, though it’s gone both ways. Any close game, it’s going to come down to free throws. We made them tonight.� Hurd finished with 11 points for Newman, and Mary Alice Oswalt added eight. The Comets battled to a 26-26 stalemate in rebounding, committed just two more turnovers (15 to 13) than the Rams, and had assists on 16 of their 18 baskets. It left coach Jay Howell pleased with his team’s play, though not the outcome. “We were ahead the whole game Saturday night at Morrison, and didn’t react well once they jumped ahead,� coach Howell said. “Tonight, we stuck with it, and I thought we had a good chance.�

Warriors learned from loss to Dukes REBOOT

Underachieved. Disappointing. Unacceptable. CONTINUED FROM B1 Those are the words second-year Rockets “Otherwise, you put coach Brad Bickett used pressure on yourself and to describe his team’s try to do stuff that you season to this point. usually don’t do,� ThornHe would not mind ton said. seeing his team get Second-year Stercaught up in the rivalry. ling coach Jim Preston “We better have a little embraces the rivalry. extra hop in our step, “Rivalries are great,� because it’s Sterling,� Preston said. “The rivalry Bickett said. “We’re 4-9. between Sterling and I’d take us more amped Rock Falls is something up than we have been, that the communities because there’s been enjoy. The kids enjoy it. times we’ve been sleepWe’re fortunate to have walking.� that, but we can’t get Sterling has already caught up in the rivalry. played a rivalry game Sometimes that’s easier this season, falling 47-45 said than done.� at Dixon on Dec. 13.

“I think we learned from that,� Thornton said. “There’s going to be a lot of people there [tonight]. It’s going to be like the atmosphere was at Dixon. We’ve come a long way since then.� Six-foot-six senior Daegan Wharff, who missed Rock Falls’ last game on Jan. 4, will return from his ankle injury and start tonight. Donoho feels that a turnaround could be right around the corner for the Rockets. “We’re pretty amped for this game,� he said. “If we get that W, hopefully it gets thing going like we want.�


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A deal with points for both sides

Grizzwells by Bill Schorr

This deal has instructive points for both sides. The auction went as given. Note, in particular, East’s pass. Yes, West might have had a three-suiter with a heart void, and a contract of four spades would have either made or been a cheap save when four hearts doubled was making. But it is the percentage action to pass when balanced. It is usually easier to win four tricks than 10. (Yes, here five clubs makes, but how would you get there?) West led the spade ace: five, two, three. What happened after that? Since East’s low card denied the spade queen, West anticipated that South had begun with queen-doubleton. So West could see four

probable tricks. However, his partner rated to have one of the minor-suit kings – but which one? When West cashed the spade king, East made a suit-preference signal.

Because he held the diamond king, he dropped his spade eight. (With the club king, East would have followed with his four.) Now West led a low diamond. East won with his king and shifted to the club jack. The defenders took two tricks there. South, down to eight trumps, ruffed the next play and cashed the heart ace to drop the king and get out for down two. Did you notice South’s error? He should have played his spade queen at trick one. Then it would have been dangerous for West to continue with the spade king, lest South ruff, cash the heart ace, get to dummy with the heart queen, and discard two losers on the spade jack and nine. There were a surprising 11 five-putts on the PGA tour in 2013. © 2014 UFS


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IS YOUR PET MISSING? Read our found section in todays paper. Just in case it is not there, call one of your area animal shelters listed below: Lee County Animal Control (815)284-3833 Granny Rose Animal Shelter (815)288-7387 Whiteside County Animal Control (815)625-3507 Happy Tails Humane Society (815)626-2994 A public service of Sauk Valley Media Lost- Dachshund mix, male. Answers to Honey Bun or puppy. Lost from 7th Ave., Sterling. $25 Reward. Call 815-590-8002.

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As we approach our 30th anniversary year the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home hopes to move forward with a very special commemorative project. We are in need of skilled volunteers who would like to help plan and build a selection of bird houses. If you are handy with a blueprint and tools, we would love to hear from you. Please call Brandi or Heather at the Reagan Home for details. 815-2885176 CASA 15th Judicial Circuit (Lee/ Carroll/Ogle Counties) is seeking volunteers to advocate for children in the court system involved in abuse and neglect cases. Your involvement can impact a child’s future. Contact Vanessa White, Director of Advocate Services (815) 288-1901 www.casalee carroll.com

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LOVELAND MUSEUM... Are you interested in Dixon and local history, Civil War, Blackhawk War? Are you a people person? We are looking for people like you to help host our Museum one or more days a month. The Museum is open Thurs. & Fri. 9-2, Sat. 103. Interested? Please stop at the main office at the Loveland Community House between 8-4 Mon. thru Fri. to pick up an application and learn more. 513 W. Second St. 815-284 2741 lovelandcommunity house.org.

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PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 11/5/2013, the Sheriff of Lee County, Illinois will on 2/20/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Lee County Courthouse 112 East Second Street Dixon, IL 61021, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Lee and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate:

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PIN 07-08-05-454-009 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 907 South Peoria Avenue Dixon, IL 61021

815-284-2000 3 bed 2 bath $24,900 2 bed 2 bath $17,900

Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.

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If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4).

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If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises.

APARTMENTS UNFURNISHED 306 Attractive 1 & 2 BR. apts. with some utilities. Sterling & Rock Falls. No pets, no parties. Refs. req. 815-336-2305.

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IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 1413-10486. Jan. 7, 14, 21, 2014

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF JESUS GUTIERREZ, Deceased. No. 13 P 148 CLAIM NOTICE

Notice is given to creditors of the death of Jesus Gutierrez. Letters of Office were issued on January 9, 2014, to Eduardo Gutierrez, 39 Crissey Avenue, Geneva, Illinois, 60134, as Independent Representative, whose attorney is names below. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Circuit Clerk's Office, Courthouse, 200 East Knox Street, Morrison, Illinois, or with the representative, or both, on before the 14th day of July, 2014, or if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by section 18-3 of the Probate Act (ILCS 5/18-3), the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed of delivered by the claimant to the representative and to the representative's attorney within ten (10) day after it had been filed. Eduardo Gutierrez Independent Representative for the Estate of Jesus Gutierrez, Deceased William R. Shirk Law Office of William R. Shirk, P.C. Attorney for Estate 301 East Main St. Morrison, IL 61270 Jan. 14, 21, 28, 2014 LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS CASE NO. 2014 TX4 TO: JOSEPH M. NEHRING; CONNIE NEHRING; H.F. GEHANT BANKING CO., UNKNOWN OWNERS AND OCCUPANTS AND PARTIES INTERESTED and THE LEE COUNTY CLERK YOU AND EACH OF YOU WILL TAKE NOTICE THAT at a sale of real estate made by the County Collector of Lee County, Illinois held at the LEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIXON, IL on NOVEMBER 1, 2011, LAWRENCE BRUCKNER purchased the following described real estate situated in said county for the taxes, special assessments, interest, penalties and costs due and unpaid thereon for the year 2011, to-Wit PIN 10 13 15 276 003 CERTIFICATE 2011-00186 PROPERTY LOCATED AT 963 HARMON RD, HARMON, IL 61042 CERTIFICATE 2011-00186 PIN 10 13 15 276 003 LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS: THE NORTH 255 FEET OF LOT SEVEN IN ASSESSOR'S PLAT NO. 12 RECORDED IN BOOK A-2 OF PLATS, ON PAGE 52¼ IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF LEE COUNTY, SITUATED IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE THAT THE undersigned being the purchaser of said real estate at said sale has filed a petition in the County Court of LEE County, Illinois in the same proceedings wherein said real estate was directed to be sold praying among other things for an order directing the issuance of a Tax Deed to the undersigned; that on the 8TH DAY OF MAY, 2014 AT 2:30 P.M. or as soon as after as he may be heard, the undersigned will appear before said court in the LEE COUNTY COURTS BUILDING, 309 S. GALENA AVE, 3RD FLOOR, DIXON, IL 61021 and present said Petition to the Court and apply for an order directing the County Clerk to issue a Tax Deed to Petitioner in accordance with the prayer thereof, at that time you may appear and be heard if you so desire. For further information contact the County Clerk at 815-288-3309. Last day for redemption is MAY 1, 2014 Dated JANUARY 6, 2014 LAWRENCE BRUCKNER, PETITIONER; 1100 LOCUST STREET; THOMSON, IL 61285; 815-259-3168 January 13, 14, 15, 2014

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ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on December 23, A.D. 2013, a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Whiteside County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as Danielle's Critter Creations located at 1111 W. 21st St., Rock Falls, IL 61071. rd Dated this 23 day of December, A.D. 2013. Dana Nelson County Clerk January 7, 14, 21, 2014

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY - DIXON, ILLINOIS U.S. Bank National Association PLAINTIFF Vs. Margaret J. Higgs; et. al. DEFENDANTS

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STATE OF ILLINOIS ) COUNTY OF LEE ) TO THE LEE COUNTY BOARD IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF PETITION NO.13-P-1488 Donald Dinges 208 West Third Street Sublette, Illinois 61367 PETITION: The Petitioner Donald Dinges states as follows: 1. The Petitioner owns the real estate legally described as permanent real estate index number: #19-22-09-459-001 & 002 (Lots 1 through 4) 2. The location of the property is described as: Located on the east side of North Cook Street, north of West Gardner Street, in the Village of Sublette. 3. The property is currently zoned: R-2 Single Family Residential District 4. The petitioner desires: C-3 General Business District- for the purpose of storing antique automobiles. NULLIFY SPECIAL USES: In any case where a special use has not been established (substantially under way) within one year from date of granting thereof, then, without further action by the County Board, the special use or authorization thereof shall be null and void, unless in the opinion of the Lee County Zoning Administrator, circumstances beyond the control of the permittee indicate that establishment of the use has been impossible. Petitioner Date ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. 3rd floor, Boardroom, 112 East Second Street, Old Lee County Courthouse, Dixon, Illinois 6102 Jan. 14, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 11/5/2013, the Sheriff of Lee County, Illinois will on 2/20/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Lee County Courthouse 112 East Second Street Dixon, IL 61021, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Lee and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PART OF LOT 1 IN BLOCK 112 IN THE TOWN (NOW CITY) OF DIXON BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 1; THENCE SOUTHERLY ON LOT LINE 45 FEET TO A STAKE SET IN THE GROUND FOR A PLACE OF BEGINNING; THENCE WESTERLY AT RIGHT ANGLES, A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY AT RIGHT ANGLES, A DISTANCE OF 55 FEET; THENCE AT RIGHT ANGLES EASTERLY 120 FEET TO THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 1; AND THENCE NORTHERLY ON THE LOT LINE 55 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, RESERVING A RIGHT-OF-WAY 5 FEET WIDE AND 55 FEET LONG OFF THE WESTERLY SIDE AND RIGHT OF WAY 5 FEET WIDE AND 120 FEET LONG OFF THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF THE ABOVE PREMISES AND GRANTING THE RIGHT OF USE A RIGHT OF WAY 5 FEET WIDE AND 120 FEET LONG LYING SOUTHERLY OF AND ADJOINING THE STRIP RESERVED FOR RIGHT OF WAY OFF THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF SAID PREMISES; ALSO THE RIGHT TO USE A DRIVEWAY 10 FEET WIDE LEADING TO NINTH STREET FOR WHICH RIGHT OF USE WAS RESERVED IN DEEDS EXECUTED IN THE FALL OF 1949, SAID STRIP OF GROUND 10 FEET WIDE BEING SET APART FOR A DRIVEWAY TO THE JOINT AND COMMON USE AND BENEFIT OF REBECCA CRAMER AND HUSBAND AND THEIR HEIRS, TENANTS, GRANTEES AND ASSIGNS FOREVER, IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 07-08-05-454-009 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 907 South Peoria Avenue Dixon, IL 61021 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-10486. Jan. 7, 14, 21, 2014

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LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS CASE NO. 2014 TX3 TO: DENNIS L. ROCKWELL; DEBORAH ROCKWELL; HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES; HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III; JP MORGAN CHASE & CO; TERRI SCHMITT; JOHN F. SADOWSKI; DEBBIE L. SADOWSKI; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND OCCUPANTS AND PARTIES INTERESTED and THE LEE COUNTY CLERK YOU AND EACH OF YOU WILL TAKE NOTICE THAT at a sale of real estate made by the County Collector of Lee County, Illinois held at the LEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIXON, IL on NOVEMBER 1, 2011, LAWRENCE BRUCKNER purchased the following described real estate situated in said county for the taxes, special assessments, interest, penalties and costs due and unpaid thereon for the year 2010, to-Wit PARCEL 1: PIN 15 07 10 377 013 A/K/A Lot 31 BLK 16 Woodland Shores Subdiv No 2 pt of sec 10 & 15 TWP 21 RNG 8 Lee County, IL (vacant lot) PARCEL 2: PIN 15 07 10 376 016 A/K/A Lots 7, 8 & 9 in Block 16 Woodland Shores Subdivision No. 2 of part of Sections 10 &15, Township 212 N, Range 8 E of the 4th P.M. According to the Plat thereof recorded 9/16/64 in Book “F” of Plats page 86, situated in the County of Lee in the State of Illinois A/K/A 340 N. Canal Dr., Dixon IL YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE THAT THE undersigned being the purchaser of said real estate at said sale has filed a petition in the County Court of LEE County, Illinois in the same proceedings wherein said real estate was directed to be sold praying among other things for an order directing the issuance of a Tax Deed to the undersigned; that on the 8TH DAY OF MAY, 2014 AT 2:30 P.M. or as soon as after as he may be heard, the undersigned will appear before said court in the LEE COUNTY COURTS BUILDING, 309 S. GALENA AVE, 3RD FLOOR, DIXON, IL 61021 and present said Petition to the Court and apply for an order directing the County Clerk to issue a Tax Deed to Petitioner in accordance with the prayer thereof, at that time you may appear and be heard if you so desire. For further information contact the County Clerk at 815-288-3309. Last day for redemption is MAY 1, 2014 Dated JANUARY 6, 2014 LAWRENCE BRUCKNER, PETITIONER; 1100 LOCUST STREET; THOMSON, IL 61285; 815-259-3168 January 13, 14, 15, 2014

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WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS JESSICA DEGNER; MATTHEW LINDSTROM A/K/A MATTHEW P LINDSTROM A/K/A MATT LINDSTROM; PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES; ASSET ACCEPTANCE, LLC UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 184 703 WOODBURN AVENUE STERLING, IL 61081 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, MATTHEW LINDSTROM A/K/A MATTHEW P LINDSTROM A/K/A MATT LINDSTROM; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 6 AND THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 7 IN BLOCK 4 IN WEST STERLING, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE WEST HALF OF THE WEST HALF OF THE EAST HALF OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE 4TH P.M., WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 703 WOODBURN AVENUE, STERLING, IL 61081 and which said Mortgage was made by, JESSICA DEGNER; MATTHEW LINDSTROM A/K/A MATTHEW P LINDSTROM A/K/A MATT LINDSTROM; Mortgagor (s), to WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of WHITESIDE County, Illinois, as Document No. 8488-2006; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this County, Circuit Clerk Whiteside Cty Courthouse 200 East Knox Street Morrison, IL 61270 on or before February 6, 2014, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES Attorneys for Plaintiff Thirteenth Floor 1 North Dearborn Chicago, Illinois 60602 Tel. (312) 346-9088 Fax (312) 346-1557 PA 1012336

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Sterling Rentals Newer 2 Bedroom $599.00 & Up Applcs., Fireplaces 2002 3rd Ave. 1836 First Ave. 606 W. Lefevre 2 BR $535.00 1 BR $465.00 1 Studio $390.00 Partial Heat, Water, Sewer, Refuse Removal, Laundry Facilities, Satellite

(815)626-1431 2 Bed Duplex for rent in Sterling, across from CGH, very nice/great location, basement w/ W/D hook up, $545/mo., avail. imm., Call 815622-2725 SNLRentals.com 2 BR, incl. water & heat, $495/mo. + dep. 815-973-6768 2 BR., clean, QUIET, coin laundry. 641-777-7261 2BR Duplex, 512 W 5th St. $375/mo. 815-499-5575. 2BR, stove & refrig. furnished, $450 lease and dep. req. H & H rental Properties LLC. 815625-7995 Apts. No pets. Call 815-716-0367. Park Setting, newer 2BR, L/R, garage, NS, 1 floor, near CGH, energy efficient, 1832 2nd Ave., $585/mo. 815-499-0199. Room for Rent. All utilities incl. + wifi Starting at $75/wk. + dep. Call 815716-6150. Sinnissippi Townhomes First Mo. Free! Spacious 2 BR. 2 story townhomes. Central air, good location. Laundry hookup. (815)6261130.

HOMES FOR RENT

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FOR RENT HOUSES & APTS. svla.org

CHADWICK 3BR, 1.5 bath. 2 car garage. No pets. $525/mo. 815-499-1793

DIXON 1BR, Stove & refrig. incl. No pets. Tenants pay utilities + dep. $400/ mo. Available now! 815-440-2613 3BR, 1ba. NE side. $695/mo. 815-9736768. Beautiful Riverfront Home in historic Dixon Illinois. 2400 sq. ft. open concept ranch, wet bar, outside workshop, boat landing, Pets welcome. $1550/mo. + dep. (815) 440-7793


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DIXON Brick Bungalow 2BR, 1BA, 2 car garage. Lg. fenced backyard, $650/ mo. + dep. & lease. 815-973-2105. Clean 2br, 2ba. NE loc. Furnished, basement. No pets, non smoking, lease $625 + dep. 815-761-4507 For Rent Condominium On the River Boat Dock Incl. 2 BR 2BA Upper 1400 sq. ft. 1 Car garage Snow removal Lawn care $925/mo. + util. Lease-opt to buy 815-378-2151

3 BR, 2 BA country home on 16 acres, hunting rights included. $900 per month. Call Kophamer & Blean Realty (815) 7722728.

POLO For Rent or Rent to own in Polo, 2 story, 4BR, 1.5 ba, 212 W. Mason, $825/mo. + dep. 815-535-3607 or 815-535-3446.

ROCK FALLS 1+BR, w/d hookup $425+ dep. 815499-3187. 2 Bed house for rent in Rock Falls, $535/mo., avail. imm., Call 815622-2725 SNLRentals.com 2 BR, garage, A/C, appliances inc. $500 + Dep. 815441-7134 2BR, 1 ba. Garage. $625/mo. Call 815973-6768.

STERLING 2 BR house, w/d furnished $525/mo. 815-592-7826 Newly renovated home. $900/mo. Disc. for 2 to 3 yrs lease. 3BR/2.5 baths, Jacuzzi tub, 2 car, SS applcs. Basement suit. Call Josh 815-7160303 Nice 3 bed Ranch, all renewed, 2003 16th Ave., Why Rent? $698/mo. 815-878-7399 Remodeled 2BR Ranch, $500/mo. + dep. No pets. Call 815-535-8427. Rent to own. 2BR 815-622-9665. Realtor Owned. 311

1200 sq. ft. 10 E. Miller Rd. Sterling. 815-625-9638 Great location! Approx. 1,000sq.ft. Call 815-499-7448.

MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT

315

DIXON $395 2BR. 1 Mo. Free 630-965-1470 or 815-716-3703

GARAGE SPACE

331

10x20 $50/mo. + $35 dep. 815-5909478.

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HEALTH / MEDICAL

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CNA's

We are looking for experienced and dedicated professionals to assume key full and parttime positions on our nursing team. We offer: Excellent Starting Wage! Vacation Pay! Paid Time Off! Holiday Pay! Medical, Dental, Vision! And Much More! For an immediate and confidential interview, apply in person or call Lynette at (815) 284-3393.

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Healthcare & Rehab 800 Division St Dixon, IL 61021

Full Time Director of Nursing Must be an RN, exp. preferred, Responsible for upholding superior standards of care for a 97 bed skilled facility. a Must be able to lead, motivate and mentor the nursing team. Must be able to communicate effectively with physicians, NP's, resident's & families while reinforcing and complying with federal and state regulations. at Green Acres Healthcare Call 815-857-2550 or send resume to: admin@ greenacreshc .com PELVIC/TRANSVA GINAL MESH? Did you undergo transvaginal placement of mesh for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence between 2005 and the present? If the mesh caused complications, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Charles H. Johnson Law and speak with female staff members 1-800535-5727 RN Part time or full time. Apply within at: Tammerlane 3601 16th Ave. Sterling, IL

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"Partners In Excellence" OTR Drivers APU Equipped Pre-Pass EZ-pass passenger policy. 2012 & Newer equipment. 100% NO touch. Butler Transport 1-800-528-7825 www.butlertranspport.com

Financial Advisor Trainee No exp. necessary, will train right individual. Paid training. Dixon office 288-0550 Local/ Regional/ OTR Drivers *Class A CDL *Dedicated lanes *Preloaded Trailers *Assigned Peterbilts *Health Insurance *Paid Vacation *Home Weekends *6 months exp. 800-397-6387x18

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Legal Assistant Join the best. Our prominent, general practice law firm seeks a selfmotivated Legal Secretary to join our elite team. Duties include project management, client interaction, scheduling and calendaring, document production, filing, and answering phones. Computer skills required; dictation skills preferred. The successful candidate will be diligent, pleasant, able to communicate well, and adept at multitasking. We offer competitive wages and benefits, and the opportunity to learn any skills not yet developed. Prior legal experience required; prior experience in the medical field would be a plus. To apply please send your cover letter and resume to either saukvalleylaw @gmail.com or send replies to Box #:1196 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081

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OWNER OPERATORS Average $3K per week! Be out up to 14 days and enjoy guaranteed home time! Weekly settlements. We pay loaded or unloaded. 100% fuel surcharge to driver. Class-A CDL & 1yr driving experience. Fleet Owners Welcome. Operate under your own authority or ours! Call Matt 866 -904-8367. DriveForCardinal.com

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★ NEW TODAY ★ WANTED COOK 32-40 hrs. a week Apply at: Heritage Square 620 N. Ottawa Ave. Dixon, IL EOE NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

CHILD CARE

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Licensed group daycare, 27 yrs. exp. Has openings for NB on up. Located between Dixon & Sterling. 815-994-6629

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CHILD CARE

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NO INDIVIDUAL, unless licensed or holding a permit as a childcare facility, may cause to be published any advertisement soliciting a child care service.* A childcare facility that is licensed or operating under a permit issued by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services may publish advertisements of the services for which it is specifically licensed or issued a permit. Sauk Valley Media strongly urges any parent or guardian to verify the validity of the license of any facility before placing a child in it's care. *Family homes that care for no more than three (3) children under the age of twelve or which receive only children from a single household, for less than 24 hours per day, are exempt from licensure as day care homes. The three children to whom this exemption applies includes the family's natural or adopted children and any other persons under the age of 12 whether related or unrelated to the operator of the day care home. (DCFS Rule, Part 377.3 (c))

AUCTIONS

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United Rentals equipment selling at no reserve, internet auction on Jan 21. Bid now on trucks, trailers, Telehandlers & boom lifts at www.purplewave.com

AREA GARAGE SALES 624 ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 705 I Buy: Antique furniture, fishing tackle, toys, post cards junk. 815-445-6151

GUNS & ARCHERY

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Illinois CCW Trinity Firearms Training LLC. John815-535-2413 Ed815-590-3534

APPLIANCES CLOVER

HILLS

710

CLOVER HILLS

RENT TO OWN APPLIANCES TV’S MATTRESSES

815.625.8529

★ NEW TODAY ★ Maytag Refrigerator, 3 dr., bottom freezer, 3 yrs. old, exc. cond., $500 815-994-0228

WOOD / FUEL

746

Dry, stored, hardwood for sale. $70 a pick up load 815-778-3783. Mixed Hardwood $80/pickup load Delivered 779-423-4249

FURNITURE

755

Mattress sets: Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Kern Mattress Outlet 309-4527477.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 765 Wurlitzer Spinnet w/ bench, maple wood, $300 firm, 815-718-2424

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 2 Pitbulls, 5 mos. old, brothers, would like to keep together. $100 for both. Call 815-718-1151. 3 level hamster habitat with extras. $30. 815-535-3963 WARNING ADS FOR FREE PETS Your beloved pet deserves a loving, caring home. The ad for your free pet may draw response from individuals who will sell your animal for research or breeding purposes. Please screen respondents carefully when giving an animal away. Your pet will thank you!

SNOWBLOWERS 782 421 Torro Snowblower, 4 cyl, 2 stage, 21” cut, pull start, good cond. runs great! $425 815-973-3223 Ariens 22” single stage snow thrower, 2 cycle. Elec. start. Exc. Cond. Used only 2 or 3x. $400. 815-6262157 after 11am. Ariens 7 HP, 24” cut, pull start snowblower, very little hrs., like new! $475. Call 815973-3223

TICKETS / TRAVEL 787 & EVENTS No person or business, unless properly licensed by the Illinois Secretary of State, may sell ticket(s) for any sporting event or otherwise, for more than the price printed upon the face of the said ticket(s). Only licensed ticket brokers may legally advertise, negotiate and execute the sale of ticket(s) for any amount over what is printed upon the face of ticket.

ELECTRONICS

790

Ipod Nano, 7 th Gen., exc. cond., purple, 16GB, $75/obo 815-5356131

TOOLS & MACHINERY

792

Appion G5 twin recovery unit w/new tank. $300 firm. Call 815-793-4756.

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE 1/64 Nascar collection, orig. packaging. 250+ cars, 15 semis + 20 misc. $3,000/obo. 815-625-4943.

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE 1964 sterling silver set- 6 pc. setting, 66pcs. In plastic, never used. $3500. 928-592-7302. 1986 Honda Moped, runs great! Highway legal. $450. 21' 2 axial can close trailer for storage. $400. 815-994-3339 4 new snowblowers, Builder Discount 626-4561 Artificial Christmas Tree, 9 ft., good cond., $50 815-441-1889. Cast iron wood burning stove, $125, Lrg. primative firewood box $120, Lrg. framed Biers bread advertisement $200. 815-288-6153 Child's Wooden Sled with steel runners. $10 815535-3758 Raynor garage doors, (1) 16x7 & (1) 9x7, w/ openers & all hardware, tracks, & remotes, exc. cond. $750 815-631-9600. See More Online Photos, Commerce, Expanded Text ➛Look for WEB ID ➛Log on to: www.saukvalley. com classifieds ➛Enter the WEB ID in the WEB ID Box ➛View Photos, Expanded Text BUY ONLINE!! saukvalley.com CLASSIFIEDS

HAY & STRAW

825

Good quality grass hay. 1St & 2nd cutting avail. Small squares. Call 815499-8967. Hay for Sale, great quality, 3rd cut, RF area, $96/16 bales, 847-489-7663.

LIVESTOCK / SUPPLIES

840

8 head black calves, 4 heifers-4 steers, average wt. 550 lbs, had shots, $1.68/lb. 815-440-5726

AUTOMOBILES

905

1992 Chevrolet Camaro RS model. Low millage. Very Good condition. $4,500 Call 815626-8078

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2001 VW Jetta Wagon, PW, AT, roof rack, stereo/CD player; yr. old: Michelin tires, springs, cat. conv., 159,600 mi., $2200/obo 815440-6852 creditautosales dixon.com Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from.

NURSES

Long term care facility is accepting applications for FT 2nd Shift RNs. Fill out an application online at: www. good-sam.com. AA/EOE, M/F/Vet/Handicap, Drug Free Workplace. Good Samaritan Center - Prophets Riverview 310 Mosher Dr. Prophetstown, IL 61277 815-537-5175

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2012 Ford Focus SE Sedan $14,999 Majeski Motors (866) 896-5311

2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 $12,295 Auto Store (866) 863-4167

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2005 Hyundai Tucson GLS $8,995 Auto Store (866) 863-4167

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2011 Nissan Rogue SL AWD – $21,999 Majeski Motors (866) 896-5311

2007 GMC Acadia SLT2 - $16,995 Auto Store (866) 863-4167

2014 Ford Escape Titanium – $28,750 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808 2014 Ford Explorer Limited – $41,246 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808 2014 Ford Mustang $19,492 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808 2014 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring $21,125 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI $22,903 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI – $22,903 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808 2013 Chevrolet Spark LS – $11,871 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808

2013 Buick Encore - $21,988 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120 2013 Chevrolet Impala LTZ $19,988 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120 2013 Chevrolet Impala LTZ – $18,988 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120 2013 Chevrolet Malibu LS $18,450 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ $46,988 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120 2011 Buick Enclave CXL$26,988 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120 2010 Toyota Tundra - $23,988 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120

2013 Ford F-150 $40,209 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808

2010 GMC Acadia SLT-1 $26,988 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120

2013 Ford Focus SE – $17,707 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808

2014 Chevrolet Malibu - $23,240 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120

2013 Ford Super Duty F-250 Pickup $38,148 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808

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SERVICE DIRECTORY SAUK VALLEY

Air Cond./Heating

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Electricians

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Eikenberry Sheet Metal 412 E. 3rd, Sterling Service work heating & cooling; gas, electric. Free estimates Accept Visa & MC on all new installations.

Prater Paint & Waterproofing We Dry Up Basements & Crawl Spaces, Remediate Mold & Install E-Z Breathe™ Ventilation Systems 815-626-5165

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